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Etymology of Pwn

It started as a typo for “own,” now it’s entrenched in online slang. A Kentucky caller is curious about pwn. It rhymes with “own” and means “to defeat” or “to triumph over.” Our hosts talk about...


fladry n.pl. a string of flags used to contain or exclude wild animals. Also attributively: fladry line, fladry barrier. Editorial Note: In English fladry tends to be used in the plural only, meaning you can have “some fladry,” very...

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