One of the interesting things about having children is the way that you see cultural artefacts coming out in their speech. One example is the word "pwned" or "pwnage" from the verb "to pwn". I've been aware of this for a while from the geeky world and then one of my children started using it.

Just this evening I heard it on the News Quiz on Radio 4. Many years ago I first heard the word "internet" on the same programme, and I knew that yet another geeky thing was beginning to come into public consciousness.


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