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Is TWINT a terrible name?

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

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

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

It's pronounced: tVint

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

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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.
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Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?

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

In the German parts, it's definitely pronounced "tVint"

The "W" is pronounced like a "V", hence, tVint.
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Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?

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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
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In the German parts, it's definitely pronounced "tVint"

The "W" is pronounced like a "V", hence, tVint.
No, it's pronounced tWint
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Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?

Twitter and Twat are already reserved. So TWINT it is.
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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.
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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
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.
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Old 07.03.2021, 13:01
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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.
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Re: Is TWINT a terrible name?

There is also a verb commonly used in progressive households.

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

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Everyone I know pronounces it twint just like twenty.
Yes, like the Swiss-Germans pronounce it tVenty...
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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?
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Out of curiosity as I'm in Romandie, have the Germanic parts also adopted it as a verb? z.B. Ich habe es getwintet?
Sure. "Ech zahle grad de ganz betrag, du chasch di part denne no twinte"

"Ok, has der grad twinted"

German would be "getwintet" though.
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Sure. "Ech zahle grad de ganz betrag, du chasch di part denne no twinte"

"Ok, has der grad twinted"

German would be "getwintet" though.
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