"I before e except after c" rule-breakers.

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"I before e except after c" rule-breakers.

Postby Sprocket » June 21st, 2017, 10:09 pm

A new game which probably won't last all that long: how many English words can we think of that break that rule? There are, apparently, more than keep it, which is why it isn't taught any more.
Foreign
Freight
Reign
Albeit
Over to you! (I can't think of any -cie- rule-breakers, but I'm sure there are some.)
Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
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Re: "I before e except after c" rule-breakers.

Postby Lyn » June 21st, 2017, 10:33 pm

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Re: "I before e except after c" rule-breakers.

Postby Andrew L » June 22nd, 2017, 5:17 am

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Re: "I before e except after c" rule-breakers.

Postby Sprocket » June 22nd, 2017, 6:35 am

Apartheid
Peignoir
Both of those, though, are foreign loan-words, and thus don't really count.
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Re: "I before e except after c" rule-breakers.

Postby Sprocket » June 22nd, 2017, 6:36 am

Feint
Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
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Re: "I before e except after c" rule-breakers.

Postby GregB » June 22nd, 2017, 7:13 am

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Leisure
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Re: "I before e except after c" rule-breakers.

Postby Lyn » June 22nd, 2017, 6:25 pm

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Re: "I before e except after c" rule-breakers.

Postby Andrew L » June 22nd, 2017, 6:34 pm

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Re: "I before e except after c" rule-breakers.

Postby Lyn » June 22nd, 2017, 7:10 pm

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Re: "I before e except after c" rule-breakers.

Postby Andrew L » June 22nd, 2017, 7:45 pm

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