Yes, it’s the worst thread header I’ve ever written. But how is it more elegantly termed?
Whoopi Goldberg was heavily criticised for claiming that Roman Polanski wasn’t guilty of ‘rape-rape’ when he drugged and had sex with a minor, presumably distinguishing this from greater violence. Yesterday I witnessed one woman ask another if she was drinking-drinking in a pub garden before going in to get the drinks, meaning drinking alcohol; I missed the answer, and never found out, because they decided to leave as the pub wasn’t doing food, and though there were crisps and nuts available, that obviously wouldn’t be eating-eating.
Also, how is it to be written? Hyphenation seems the most common way, as above, but in the case of the Goldberg quote at least, ‘rape rape’ is also found. If I’d been asked, I’d have gone for ’rape rape’, but I wasn’t.