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in response to reader comment: "Naifs" not "knaves:
Submitted by MacReady (United States), Dec 17, 2011 20:11
She clearly said "fools and knaves." Of course "knaves" makes no contextual sense, which means Bachmann does not know the correct pronunciation.
Knave: an apprentice or male domestic worker. Nave: the central area of a cathedral. Naifs: plural noun variant of naive; pronounced nigh-ayfs (two syllables).
As a presidential candidate (and attorney) apparently trying to project intelligence, she shouldn't use a word if she doesn't know how to pronounce it.
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