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    Its not internet slang. There is a fine line in slang and internet slang. Internet slang is slang terms you wouldn't use off the computer. Rofl. No one says that slang when having a conversation with friends. Do people say owns or rules when talking about something? Yes they do.


    >>if you were to say "Zakk Wylde owns!", then what exactly does he possess?


    That is also infering words. As to saying. Zakk Wylde totally owns at the guitar. If you where to put a definition in there it would be similar.

    Zakk Wylde totally has control over that guitar.

    Both mean that he is awsome at it.
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    Do people say owns or rules when talking about something? Yes they do.
    Rules, yes, thanks to Bill and Ted. Owns. I really hope not.

    Face it. Your little term's from the internet, hence, internet slang.

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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    You brought up a totally different topic in that. Owns is a real word with a real meaning. You won't find LOL or KEWL or something in Websters. You will find owns in the dictionary.
    Bull.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=lol

    There it is in the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.
    Away.

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    Sorry but it's not from the internet. Didn't you say this though...

    >>You know what? $$$$ it. I've already seen how useless it is to even try and have a discussion with you. The bottom line is owns is indeed a real word, but your usage of it came from the Internet, or at the very least that usage became widespread on the Internet. That makes it part of Internet slang, whether you want it to or not.

    Its not internet slang. But it is slang. And in a discussion I'm not going to say you're right when you are wrong. We can agree it is slang right? Right. It isn't internet slang since its used in real conversations! If you go to a concert or something and on the way home you might say to your friends.

    "Hey guys, That concert owned!". (Slang). They wouldn't say this.


    "Rofl that was 37737" (Or however that hacker elite is spelled)

    Are you seeing what I'm trying to say?
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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    > Are you seeing what I'm trying to say?

    Yes. And you're still wrong. I've heard people use "ELL OH ELL" in conversation, and as blackrat pointed out, it's in the dictionary. Jeepers, I guess it's not internet slang now!

    edit: and even if it didn't get started on the Internet, it certainly grew in popularity there. If where something the only that determined what it was called, we'd sure have a lot of usenet slang.

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    Anyone that uses initials in real speach should not be talking. It's one thing saving time by initializing in writing. But talking is a different story.
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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    But omg! Someone used it it real speech! And it's in the dictionary! It can't possibly be internet slang!

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    Did you bother looking at the source of the definition. let me show you.


    The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, 1993-2003 Denis Howe


    internet slang.
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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    It's spelled 1337. Tard. j/k on the tard.
    Away.

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    But *gasp*, it's still in the dictionary. Things come from different sources, y'know.

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    The word 'owns' requires an object (two to be precise), as in 'a owns b', where 'a' and 'b' are both objects.

    >> Anyone that uses initials in real speach should not be talking. It's one thing saving time by initializing in writing. But talking is a different story.

    Right... I've heard people actually pronounce 'lol'. Besides there are plenty of acronyms which are valid to speak with.
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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    Well if you actually out more than a second of thought into the source you would go.

    "Hey thats an COMPUTER dictionary! So its for computer talk!"

    Instead you ignore that and continue to repeat yourself. Zach I already gave an example of the word own. Let me paste that back up.

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    >>if you were to say "Zakk Wylde owns!", then what exactly does he possess?


    That is also infering words. As to saying. Zakk Wylde totally owns at the guitar. If you where to put a definition in there it would be similar.

    Zakk Wylde totally has control over that guitar.

    Both mean that he is awsome at it.
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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    Yes, but without using the slang, that sentence makes no sense. "at the guitar" is not an object. "the guitar" is, so "Zakk Wylde totally owns the guitar." is proper grammatically, but does not mean what you want.
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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    Its called infering words. People do it all the time.
    "When I die I want to pass peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

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