Spelling Rules: I Before E, Except . . .

Spelling rules work most of the time, except for the thousands of exceptions. For example:

I before E, except when you get eight receipts for a sleight heist from a feisty weird beige
foreign neighbor.

spelling rule: I before E

Case closed. Don’t you just love English spelling?

And here’s a variation based on the names of a few Facebook commentators:

I before E, except when you get eight receipts for a sleight heist from a feisty weird beige foreign neighbor named O’Reilly or Steinemann.

Spelling rules: i before e

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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