Even though the word pwn appears as early as 1989, because it is primarily used in written form only, it has no single accepted pronunciation. Common pronunciations include "pone", "pawn", "puh-own", "poon" and "pwen".http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/pwn
Given the recent development of the word and its primary use in written form only, there is no single accepted pronunciation of pwn; as w does not typically represent vowels in English.
Use, online and in popular culture
Some popular quotes involving "pwn" include:
* The 2006 South Park episode, Make Love, Not Warcraft, satirized the game World of Warcraft. In the episode, the word is pronounced [poʊn] (pone), rhyming with "own".
* "Looks like you're about to get pwned. Yeah!" - Eric Cartman (20m 30s into episode)
* "That was such über-pwnage" - Kyle Broflovski (soon after above)
* In Teen Girl Squad, "PØwned" appears on the screen and is pronounced by Strong Bad as "Puh-owned! Or however you say that!" Later the derivative "P4wned" appears, referring to a pawnshop and is pronounced "Puh-awned".
* During the telecast of the 2006 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, Daniel Negreanu tells Mike Matusow that Mike Sexton pwned ([poʊnd]; pond) Matusow with an especially good play. The closed-captioning, however, misinterpreted Negreanu's remark as "boned".
* The Internet TV show Pure Pwnage claims that the word is pronounced "own", as it was a spelling mistake in the first place.
* In the movie Employee of the Month, the character played by Dane Cook uses pwned (poned) during a competitive scene.
* The vodcast Bikini News, in their episode Guide To Getting Your Crappy Video Seen Online!!!, states that by following their advice, "You'll pwn all of us!".
* In popular Newgrounds series "Thwomps" Thwomp #1 can be heard saying "Pw3ed" (Pwinned).