(prounced "pohnd", sometimes making the "o" sound similar to that of an "i" or an "e")
a word used in place of "owned"
the word was used originally only by accident, when someone's finger slip while typing the word "owned" (as you may notice on your keyboard, the "p" is just to the right of the "o")
somewhere along the line, some people deicided to use it as a joke and the joke spread more and more.
then, some decided to take out the e, so instead of "pwned" we have "pwnd", but some still use it in it's original form with the "e". some also spell it "pwn'd" with an apostrophe in place of the "e".
ben: dude! did you see his face after he got punched by that retarded kid??
frank: yeah, he totally got pwnd.
ben: man, that asian cobra didn't stand a chance against that mongoose.
frank: yeah, that cobra got pwnd.
To fail at something in such a manner that it is on an epic scale. An epic fail is typically so tragic or humiliating, it may actually be seen as funny to spectators of the event. Typically, the person or persons who took part in or caused the epic fail do not find such hilarity in their failed endeavor so easily. Pwnd
is often an accurate word to describe such failure, but is not always a good word for the situation.
Tom: Man, did you see that kid who tried to climb that fence over there? He slipped and got a major wedgie
Jerry: Dude! That is such an epic fail!
Harry: I can't believe I just embarrassed myself in front of all those people by tripping and falling off the stage during my lecture on fruitbats today...
Voldemort: Yeah, but that was one gnarly
epic fail, dude!