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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2012-07-31 16:27:57

From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 426


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.



#2 2012-09-11 19:07:41

Registered: 2007-12-26
Posts: 95

Re: Knave

For the round trip:
Blog entry: “In the musical theatre showcase malice i played the character illosovic stayne the naive of hearts who is the right hand man to the evil queen”



#3 2012-09-11 23:41:03

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2589

Re: Knave

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.



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