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RE: owned?
Authored by: ascorbic on Apr 11, '01 09:51:14AM

Saying that someone has been 0wn3d is what self-proclaimed 'l33t h6x0r5' (elite hackers) reckon is a big and clevr way of saying that they've been cracked/hacked. Usually in the form "I 0wn j00 - ur h6x0red - i r000LZ!!!" or something equally lame.

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RE: owned?
Authored by: s8ist on Feb 09, '06 01:18:15PM

In leet-speak, "0wn3d" usually refers to someone being hacked-usually a result of the user's machine being insecure, or the user being ignorant of various security flaws. If he meant to say he was tricked, it makes sense. It may not be used in the context you are used to, but it works for me.

When a language consists of brutally mangled English and various ASCII characters being thrown into the mix, language rules and proper use often take a back seat.

That's why I try not to correct people's Ebonics... That and my face would get 0wn3d.

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