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To ask why people use 'naive'?

(22 Posts)
NNDS Wed 19-Feb-14 13:57:54

It does my head in!

SelectAUserName Wed 19-Feb-14 13:58:39

As opposed to...?


GaryTheTankEngine Wed 19-Feb-14 13:59:03

Yeah, me too. It's not that difficult to write it properly.

Maybe they're just naïve about its normal spelling. grin

Faverolles Wed 19-Feb-14 13:59:20


NNDS Wed 19-Feb-14 13:59:38

Tiltle should read: Why people use the word 'naice'. Silly autocorrect!

Faverolles Wed 19-Feb-14 14:01:05

It's used to describe stuff that's a cut above bog standard.
Naice ham - not the wafer thin crap used by me peasants.

GaryTheTankEngine Wed 19-Feb-14 14:01:45


Well I look like a twat now, don't I. grin

Sammie101 Wed 19-Feb-14 14:03:13

Ditto! I have never understood this. What's worse is that every time I say "nice" I automatically say "naice" in a silly voice hmm

SelectAUserName Wed 19-Feb-14 14:04:03

Ha ha, epic autocorrect title fail! grin

I don't use 'naice' myself but it doesn't bother me when others do, it's just one of those MN shorthands that has become a bit tired in the over-use, but most people know what is meant by it.

TheListingAttic Wed 19-Feb-14 15:53:47

I quite like it. It has very different connotations from merely 'nice'. 'Naice' is niceness+snobbery. It's a handy term!

NNDS Wed 19-Feb-14 15:57:38

Don't even know why this particular word annoys me.

It was a very funny thread which is probably in Classics now about a shopping list that was found that unclouded the item 'naice ham'.
It was very funny at the time.

TalkinPeace Wed 19-Feb-14 16:05:04

well because I went to a naice gels school in saith Ken
where a creche is two Range Rovers hitting each other wink

on the other hand niiiice refers to Jazz and the Fast Show

Hands up who has just said creche out loud to see if it sounds like a posh crash.... grin

sayxa Wed 19-Feb-14 16:14:02

Its a word used by people who want to be witty and humourus by copying other unfunny people.

KellyElly Wed 19-Feb-14 16:16:35

I have never heard it used or spelt like that in RL, so am assuming it's just a word made up on here. Wanders off to check the dictionary...

TalkinPeace Wed 19-Feb-14 16:24:56

its phonetic .... a bit like typing forriners
and having grown up around people whose accents were so cut glass they make the Queen sound common I love it

badbride Wed 19-Feb-14 17:11:30

Well I look like a twat now, don't I.

Not at all, GaryTheTankEngine. I think you've come up with a lovely little nuance there:

Naice: adjective used by middle middle class MILFs who shop at Waitrose
Naïce : adjective used by upper middle class owners of holiday homes in the Dordogne grin

GaryTheTankEngine Wed 19-Feb-14 17:29:47

Haha! I hadn't thought of it like that, it does work!

NothingMoreScaryThanAHairyMary Wed 19-Feb-14 18:19:44

As Sauvignon says it is in reference to a really old but v funny thread about a shopping list.

Catsmamma Wed 19-Feb-14 18:21:36

I think it adds a small sense of irony

especially when typed with vair

NNDS Thu 20-Feb-14 00:39:48

Thanks for explaining

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