"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.)
Brendan Behan once went on a lecture tour of Canada. On his arrival, a reporter asked him why he'd come to Canada. Behan replied "I saw an advert that said 'Drink Canada Dry', and I thought 'I'll try anything once!'"
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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
Brendan Behan once went on a lecture tour of Canada. On his arrival, a reporter asked him why he'd come to Canada. Behan replied "I saw an advert that said 'Drink Canada Dry', and I thought 'I'll try anything once!'"
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Re: "I before e except after c" rule-breakers.

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

Seize
Weigh
Leisure
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
- T.S.Eliot 'Four Quartets'.
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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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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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