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    #11

    Re: What does "twatage" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    A slang coinage that I suspect is not destined to survive...
    Agreed. It'd be more likely to survive if it had a double t. Compare 'Satan' and 'wattage'.

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    #12

    Re: What does "twatage" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Agreed. It'd be more likely to survive if it had a double t. Compare 'Satan' and 'wattage'.

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    Yes, it sounds like a play on wattage, which already has a double-T. Since twat doesn't, I think the author can get away with twatage.

    PS - There used to be a feminist rock band where I live called the Twatones. Can't remember the music, but I'll always remember the name.

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    #13

    Re: What does "twatage" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Yes, it sounds like a play on wattage, which already has a double-T. Since twat doesn't, I think the author can get away with twatage.
    Neither does "admit" have a double 't', but "admittance" does. So, IMO, the author believes​ s/he can get away with it, when they don't.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #14

    Re: What does "twatage" mean?

    Twot is an alternative BrE form, so twottage would also get the pronunciation of wattage.

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    #15

    Re: What does "twatage" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Twot is an alternative BrE form, so twottage would also get the pronunciation of wattage.
    If it were to survive, the pronunciation could be double, as is in "garage".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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