He didn't know me from Eve.

amateurr

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Russian
I'm reading this book "Twilight". I guess I should say that this is a scanned text. So, I suppose the original print was blurred or something.

"It couldn't have anything to do with me. He didn't know me from Eve."

If anyone has any idea what word it could be I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks!
 
  • Saurabh

    Senior Member
    English-British, Hindi
    I'm reading this book "Twilight". I guess I should say that this is a scanned text. So, I suppose the original print was blurred or something.

    "It couldn't have anything to do with me. He didn't know me from Eve."

    If anyone has any idea what word it could be I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks!
    I would correct the sentence to "He has not known me since evening" if the word were Evening.
     
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    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    It probably is Eve. Is it a woman who is speaking?

    It sounds like a small change to a popular saying: He didn't know me from Adam. (He couldn't recognize me... I could have been anybody... I could have been a stranger.)

    Eve would be a natural change to Adam if a woman were saying it -- or a very funny man. Maybe I'll start saying it. :)
     
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    Bevj

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    English (U.K.)
    Agreeing with Copyright, 'He didn't know me from Eve' is what a woman would say, meaning 'He didn't have a clue who I was.'
     
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