NG BBS – How do you pronounce pwned?: Good conversation about something I’ve often wondered. I’ve never said it outloud (for fear of mispronouncing it), but in my head, it’s “powned,” like “owned” with a “p.”
Sadly, there’s no hard answer, I guess.
There is no uniform way to pronounce “pwn” as it is most often encountered in text. The two most common pronunciations are (p??n) (rhymes with “soon”) which comes from pronouncing the “w” as in Welsh ,and(p?n) (rhymes with “moan”)
Ryhmes with “moaned” is my official declaration. Thank goodness — I can take Cory’s class now.