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    Question What does "naes" mean here?

    Two lawers , who were just co-defending in the court, are having a quarel outside the courtroom after one's client gets a heavy sentence and the other's gets a light one.Part of their conversation goes as follow:
    -Don't patronize me.
    -Why not? You're behaving like a child. You clearly hadn't read the naes.
    So what's meaning of "naes" here ?
    Any help will be much appreciated.

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    Re: What does "naes" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by on the way View Post
    Two lawyers , who were just co-defending in the court, are having a quarrel outside the courtroom after one's client gets a heavy sentence and the other's gets a light one.Part of their conversation goes as follow:
    -Don't patronize me.
    -Why not? You're behaving like a child. You clearly hadn't read the naes.
    So what's meaning of "naes" here ?
    Any help will be much appreciated.
    If you heard this, you probably mis-heard it. I know of no word 'naes'.

    If you read it, how was it written - naes, n.a.e.s., NAES? It may be an abbreviation for something.

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    Re: What does "naes" mean here?

    There's a similar word in the context of parliament/formal debating: the ayes [=votes in favour] and the nays. You could count nays, but not read them. Perhaps it's legal jargon that means 'texts that give a dissenting opinion'

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    Re: What does "naes" mean here?

    Here's a video where the dialogue comes from. They won't let me watch it here in Poland, but they say you still have a month if you're in the UK. Maybe it could help solve the problem. It should be about 00:19:20 according to the subtitle file I've found.

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    Re: What does "naes" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Here's a video where the dialogue comes from.
    Could you post the address, please?

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    Re: What does "naes" mean here?

    "Nays." When people vote it is either "aye" or "nay."

    This lawyer's client just got convicted and sentenced. The other lawyer seems to be saying that first lawyer did not have a good understanding of the feelings of the jury (he could not "read" the "nays.")

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    Re: What does "naes" mean here?

    Since they are outside the courtroom, it could also be "the news."
    Especially if these lawyers are from New York.

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    Re: What does "naes" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Could you post the address, please?
    Oops, sorry.

    BBC iPlayer - Silk: Episode 1

    I also think its nays. Maybe a Scot had done the subtitles?

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    Re: What does "naes" mean here?

    **#*#!!. It's not available in my area.

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    Re: What does "naes" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    **#*#!!. It's not available in my area.
    Sure, it's not. They won't show it to a person who abandoned their country!

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