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To ask why people use 'naive'?

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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

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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

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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.

SauvignonBlanche Wed 19-Feb-14 16:04:26

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

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 19-Feb-14 16:13:55

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

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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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