Know Your Meme: FAIL

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago Misc

Just how did the terms Fail, Owned, Pwned and Win begin?
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Male 86
no u
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Female 675
lol win.
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Female 713
I love these!
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Male 2,582
epic lulz failz FTW!.....nom.
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Female 351
Epic Win
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Female 4,028
I enjoyed the whale on the white board.
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Female 250
Dude when that guy went pointed at that girl and went YOU FAIL. I fell down laughing, it was like me and my friend because do that all the time.
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Male 35
eh.
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Female 227
:D so informative! seriously! i now know the ways of fail! and pwnd,owned, and win. i love the tiny car thing.
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Female 2,064
This video wins.

But I guess that means two other videos just failed. Aww.

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Male 1,164
so when i fail... im helping somebody else or myself to a win
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Male 7,933
.....constructive criticism?
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Male 3,756
Now I know, and knowing is...

Fa11enAnge1z, though I know it`s wrong, I always thought pawn made sense. It`s like telling someone they`re basically useless and their only purpose is to be sacrificed for the greater good.

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Male 1,556
SuperSmash, that`s a common mistake for noobs, saying pone is not correct, like any other interent meme/typo it`s pronounced the same
liek=like
teh=the
pwn=own
Does that make sense?
And NEVER trust WoW nubs for meme confimation....or confirmation on anything else.
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Male 1,556
Yes, pwn is still said as own in RL it`s just a typo.
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Male 516
Ha ha, opiebreath! I totally agree.
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Female 15,763
I feel like 4chan is the equivalent to the free masons of America.
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Male 439
Fail straight out the gate, the neo isn`t 8 bit :P
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Male 285
"pwnd" was meant to b "owned" but with a typo due to fast typin or watever .. ppl jus went wit it .. its pone to most who go by that reason of introduction .. Pawn really doesnt fit if u think bout it anywayz..
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Female 4,447
haha, they said sammich.
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Male 15,832
"Making the Internets a better place." FAIL!
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Male 3,756
Red5TheFinn, so it`s pronounced "own"? I don`t get it. I`m not up on my "memes" so I am in no way an authority. I just had a friend who played World of Warcraft all the time and he pronounced it "pone." Plus, I figured if it was supposed to be own, but had a p instead, it would rhyme with own, but with a p at the beginning.
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Male 1,220
Fake messups, again, are extremely awkward.
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Female 527
I found that highly educational.

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Male 1,556
SuperSmash...
That doesn`t say anywhere why it`s pronounced "pone"....
It`s still own....
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Male 10,440
An epic fail is one that 95 out of 100 people laugh at.
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Male 3,756
I`m pretty sure pwn is pronounced "pone". Though I refuse to actually ever use the word. Just like I refuse to ever use "fail" unless it is the proper grammatical term. It would work most of the time if you people (that`s right, YOU people) would just add an s.

Read RyanF701 for an explanation on why pwn is pronounced "pone".

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Male 36
I have always pronounced it as pawn, although everyone I know has always said "pone".
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Male 108
then how DO you pronounce pwn?
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Male 1,556
Ok, but he said pwn as "pone" which clearly means he`s a noob.
So he can STFU and GTFO for all I care.
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Female 1,436
Mmmm. Well this video was an epic fail. There wasn`t anything funny or learned from it. So, meh.
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Male 2,788
He said Internets.

:D

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Male 162
" SO, the gradual lowering of the average iq is still eveoltion (sic)."

Thanks for proving your and mikeeegeee`s point.

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Male 3,756
The first time he said "Engrish" I thought it was a mistake. The second time he said it I figured it must refer to Japanese video game makers attempts to use English. Hence, the replacing of the l with an r. Isn`t that racist?
Though it is a scientific fact that people who natively speak most Asian languages can`t differentiate between the English l and r sounds.
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Male 248
So much WIN!
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Female 1,070
so i`m not the only one who says "internets"

xD

ahahah this video is win

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Male 35
This video fails.
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Female 9,402
This site is not in any way fail, or epic fail, but links might be.
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Female 35
My bro-in-law practices the usage of the term "Fail"....
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Female 1,545
Mikeeegeee, you should be happy that "fail" exists, because the fact that this term exists is an indicator of linguistic health.

Bastardization says you. Healthy change says the field of linguistics.

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Female 1,545
RdDan, you are full of fail.
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Male 309
everyone knows memes come from 4chan
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Male 759
Don`t use memes. They make people sound like twats
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Male 130
This vid is full of win, imo.

[User of 4chan circa 2006]

>_>

<_<

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Male 3,842
I support what RyanF701 just said: this video fails because they fail to tell the origin of "pwned" which was a typo for "owned" in something having to do with Warcraft...read what Ryan said, he is right!
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Female 602
"Fail" got frustrating pretty quickly.
It`s alright when it`s used on the internet, but with idiots around "failing" people when they drop a pen at school... it`s not fun anymore. D-:
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Male 77
that`s good to know. my fails are actually good for other people. :D
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Male 322
This video is win.

My context is irony.

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Male 492
"To win, one must fail.
Meditate."

WOW...that is like.....SSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOO deep.

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Male 2,486
"Pwn"(pwned, pwnt, etc) was started by a typo.

A long time ago, when a ton of people still player multiplayer Warcraft 2 on battle.net, someone made a map. In the map description, it was supposed to include the word, "owned", instead.. he made a typo, unknown to him. He hit the p key, rather than the o, (and they are right next to eachother), and threw the map onto battle.net. People noticed, and it instantly caught on, and that is how "pwned" was born.

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Female 1,653
2.00, i see O RLY owl!
Yay for constructive critisicm (which I know I can`t spell lol)
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Female 961
lol that rocked
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Male 1,835
must...kill...garageband...loops...
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Male 9,306
To win, one must fail.

Meditate.

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Male 1,788
I loved it. This was an epic victory.
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Female 5,222
hahaha
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Male 426
ProBo fails...this video fails...the word fail fails...maybe we should all just resort to grunts and clicks instead of words...we`ll prob sound more intelligent that way.
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Male 1,354
Fail is so 2007. Hats off to your timely video.
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Male 689
i really am sick of hearing people say fail.

but, this video fails. hard.

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Male 42
mikeeegeee
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
281 Posts Monday, March 23, 2009 1:09:55 PM
So, reducing the amount of vocabulary used by your average human is considered evolving the language. I do not follow your logic.

Evolving does not mean positive progress, it means a change from the old, adapting to a new way or variety. SO, the gradual lowering of the average iq is still eveoltion.

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Male 317
So, reducing the amount of vocabulary used by your average human is considered evolving the language. I do not follow your logic.
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Male 376
Such an overused word.
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Female 395
epic fail.
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Female 1,963
The "bastardization" of language is how language evolves.
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Male 317
Propagating the bastardization of a language.
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Male 2,388
win
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Male 1,270
This video is fail at being funny.
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Male 842
Win. lol
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Male 906
this video is win. oh cmon you knew it was coming
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Male 1,365
Standard Fail

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Male 126
lol nice
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Male 19,842
Link: Know Your Meme: FAIL [Rate Link] - Just how did the terms Fail, Owned, Pwned and Win begin?
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