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highsky 06.03.2021 19:53

Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
I don't know why, but I hate the name.

Sean Connery 06.03.2021 19:56

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
you prefer TWUNT?

Meerkat33 06.03.2021 20:42

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
better than venmo, at least you can pronounce it easily and use it as a verb

highsky 06.03.2021 20:45

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Meerkat33 (Post 3282695)
better than venmo, at least you can pronounce it easily and use it as a verb

yup, you are right

bowlie 06.03.2021 21:07

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Ah the challenges of marketing anything in a country with two (and a half) Romance languages and one (and a half) Teutonic language.

I say Bravo to those that managed to create a name that nobody could possibly understand.

olygirl 06.03.2021 21:08

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
It's pronounced: tVint

Oh, in the German parts, it's definitely pronounced tVint.

bowlie 06.03.2021 21:42

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Actually it’s pronounced Twint, with an English W sound, at least in Romande. W is an interesting letter in French, used exclusively for foreign words. It was only added to the French alphabet in the 17th century.

In Quebec which still uses a pre 17ème Norman French they refer to weekend as fin de la semaine.

Sean Connery 06.03.2021 22:06

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
even the people at Twint pronounce it with a W. I think they should know.

olygirl 06.03.2021 22:23

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
In the German parts, it's definitely pronounced "tVint"

The "W" is pronounced like a "V", hence, tVint.

Sean Connery 06.03.2021 23:27

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3282719)
In the German parts, it's definitely pronounced "tVint"

The "W" is pronounced like a "V", hence, tVint.

Twint is at Stauffacher in Zurich and definitely refer to themselves as Twint.

We cannot rely on the Swiss Germanism of twinten to be representative of how the brand is pronounced :D

GParker 06.03.2021 23:29

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3282719)
In the German parts, it's definitely pronounced "tVint"

The "W" is pronounced like a "V", hence, tVint.

No, it's pronounced tWint

jacek 06.03.2021 23:30

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Twitter and Twat are already reserved. :D So TWINT it is.

Downerbuzz 06.03.2021 23:50

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3282719)
In the German parts, it's definitely pronounced "tVint"

The "W" is pronounced like a "V", hence, tVint.

Everyone I know pronounces it twint just like twenty.

olygirl 07.03.2021 00:05

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sean Connery (Post 3282728)
Twint is at Stauffacher in Zurich and definitely refer to themselves as Twint.

We cannot rely on the Swiss Germanism of twinten to be representative of how the brand is pronounced :D

I have no doubt the official pronunciation is twint (as in twenty) but most folks around here say "tVint". However, I'll be listening closer to the locals in the next few weeks and see if my claim can be substantiated.

Ato 07.03.2021 13:01

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 3282735)
I have no doubt the official pronunciation is twint (as in twenty) but most folks around here say "tVint". However, I'll be listening closer to the locals in the next few weeks and see if my claim can be substantiated.

Never have I heard it pronounced tVint.
I agree with the OP, it sounds as though they are half way to a swear word for some reason.

The only tech company that I've heard pronounced strange here is LinkedIn. I've heard it as Link ked In by quite a few people.

jacek 07.03.2021 13:07

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
There is also a verb commonly used in progressive households. :D

Wife says: “Can you twint me 500 bucks please?”
Husband replies: “I will only be able to twint you tomorrow, as soon as I get paid!”

And it’s always pronounced as twint not tvint!

Inadvertently, twinting starts playing a role in our lives:

https://www.fintechmagazine.com/digi...ng-switzerland

AbFab 07.03.2021 14:22

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Downerbuzz (Post 3282733)
Everyone I know pronounces it twint just like twenty.

Yes, like the Swiss-Germans pronounce it tVenty...

veloguy 07.03.2021 17:24

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Out of curiosity as I'm in Romandie, have the Germanic parts also adopted it as a verb? z.B. Ich habe es getwintet? :msnsarcastic:

Elu 07.03.2021 17:27

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by veloguy (Post 3282883)
Out of curiosity as I'm in Romandie, have the Germanic parts also adopted it as a verb? z.B. Ich habe es getwintet? :msnsarcastic:

Sure. "Ech zahle grad de ganz betrag, du chasch di part denne no twinte"

"Ok, has der grad twinted"

German would be "getwintet" though.

veloguy 07.03.2021 17:37

Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Elu (Post 3282887)
Sure. "Ech zahle grad de ganz betrag, du chasch di part denne no twinte"

"Ok, has der grad twinted"

German would be "getwintet" though.

Thanks, Elu!


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