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I was WhatsApping with my native English speaker friend when he wrote the following phrase:

I have knowtest

Unfortunately, I lost the exact conversation this was said in. It was said in a context related to an online article. I said something along the lines of

I haven't planned anything on Saturday yet. Have you seen that Sequel To Movie You Like has such good reviews?

I did ask him what the word means. He tried to explain, but I did not understand his explanation. I have asked him if he meant a type of exam, but it appeared to have nothing to do with a test or exam at all. Neither does it appear in any dictonaries I checked. What does it mean? It appears to have nothing to do with tests at all.

  • Can you give us an idea of what his explanation was that you didn't understand? If it wasn't used to mean "knowledge test", I have seen some people online use "knowtest" and "knotest" to mean "notice(d)". It's a really terrible misspelling and it could be a joke or slang, like in this meme: memegenerator.net/instance/62217251/… that says "I just now knowtest someting Im dumb". – ColleenV parted ways Jun 6 '18 at 11:21
  • It is not a common word. It might be an error or a joke. But the question cannot be answered as stands. – James K Jun 6 '18 at 18:57
  • @JamesK the fact that there’s an accepted answer disagrees with you ;) – Belle Jun 6 '18 at 20:14
  • The accepted answer is a guess. How do you know it is correct? – James K Jun 6 '18 at 22:05
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's based on a spelling mistake. – Andrew Jun 10 '18 at 1:20
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There is no such word. Fairly sure this is a misspelling of "noticed".

I have noticed

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  • How did you actually get to this conclusion? It fits in the context perfectly, but knowtest and noticed don’t even look similar. – Belle Jun 10 '18 at 8:06
  • @belle-sophie no, but they sound similar. It would be an example of an eggcorn. – Astralbee Jun 10 '18 at 10:12

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