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Chris -- 2018-04-11
Or naive? Or naif?
I’m a computer knave, but I’ve gotten this to work by saving the .dmg file to keep the disk image mounted so I can play the game.
Becca has lived a unmitigatedly sexually knave life
This man don’t have a contract or anything Becky, don’t be so knave.
Am I just being knave? I love the CNN Political Ticker Comments!
I think the semanics are that the “knave” is the lowly one.
On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.
I agree, the Venn diagram for the semantics of “naive” and the semantics of “knave” cross at lowly, unassuming, simple. A clever and plausible switch.
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.