Cosby had turned down the mark twain Prize for American Humor twice before.
Somehow, I think that if I had recalled mark twain a little better I could have predicted this outcome.
mark twain, with his iconic head, white linen suits, and irresistible platform manner, had been there before him.
Old English twegen (masc.) "two" (masc. nominative and accusative), from Proto-Germanic *twa- (see two). The word outlasted the breakdown of gender in Middle English and survived as a secondary form of two, especially in cases where the numeral follows a noun. Its continuation into modern times was aided by its use in KJV and the Marriage Service, in poetry (where it is a useful rhyme word), and in oral use where it is necessary to be clear that two and not to or too is meant.