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    i before e

    I before e, except after c has been disproved by science.
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    Re: i before e

    I wonder how many times Albert Einstein got told that his name was spelled wrong?

    Not to mention our leisurely weird neighbor.

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    Re: i before e

    Quote Originally Posted by TR3driver View Post
    I wonder how many times Albert Einstein got told that his name was spelled wrong?

    Not to mention our leisurely weird neighbor.
    Your leisurely weird neighbor, who was seen wearing beige shorts while visiting Glacier National Park, needs to lose weight.
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    Re: i before e

    Many, but not all, the objections are addressed by completing the rule: "...except when sounding like 'a' as in neighbor or weigh."
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    Re: i before e

    I used to pride myself on being a pretty decent speller, but never could keep the I before e thing straight, especially for the word "freind" which is one of those exceptions (I think)

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    Re: i before e

    Quote Originally Posted by glemon View Post
    I used to pride myself on being a pretty decent speller, but never could keep the I before e thing straight, especially for the word "freind" which is one of those exceptions (I think)
    No wonder you have trouble, friend.
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    Re: i before e

    Quote Originally Posted by glemon View Post
    I used to pride myself on being a pretty decent speller, but never could keep the I before e thing straight, especially for the word "freind" which is one of those exceptions (I think)
    I have never been good at spelling.
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    Re: i before e

    Quote Originally Posted by John Turney View Post
    No wonder you have trouble, friend.
    . Not an attempt at humor, my best effort, oh well

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    Re: i before e

    I before E is a fact. Current (I) leads voltage (E) in a capacitance (C) circuit.
    I before E is a lie. Voltage (E) leads current (I) in an inductive (L) circuit.
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    Re: i before e

    And of course I before E if you happen to drive off a cliff. IEEEEEEEE.........

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    Re: i before e

    Quote Originally Posted by Darwin View Post
    I before E is a fact. Current (I) leads voltage (E) in a capacitance (C) circuit.
    I before E is a lie. Voltage (E) leads current (I) in an inductive (L) circuit.
    Good one!
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    Re: i before e

    Rules are meant to be broken. And frequently are. Like this one.

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