Originally used when someone noticed that
Merry or Meriadoc Brandybuck in The Lord of the Rings
seemed to pronounce potatowned quite
well with his mouth. A clip
was made and distributed throughout the internet. This clip
can be viewed
The evolution of the term allowed it to travel across the globe, hitting and sticking
with none other than gamers. While playing games such as Counter-Strike, World of Warcraft, and even Battlefield 2, you can find other gamers using the term.
Most gamers have
picked up other statements
such as "tomatowned" along the way as well.
There is now a small and growing website community that
has picked up the domain www.potatowned
.com and uses it for recreational off topic discussions.
out - "dude that
freaking rocked, Chuck Norris just potatowned that
guy by roundhouse kicking him in the face!"
In use of the website - "holy crap did you see that
one sweet video? I found it at potatowned.com"
While gaming - "Z0mg Roffle Copters... t3h nub just got potatowned!"