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Friday, April 14, 2006

Their Rules Are Weird 

Sometimes I just have to rail against the English language. Everyone remembers this rule from grade school right?

"I before E, except after C, or when sounded like A as in neighbor and weigh."

Well, their and weird have the E before the I, and it's not after C, and they don't rhyme (don't get me started on the H in that word) with neighbor or weigh! How anyone is able to compete in a spelling bee is beyond me.

And why isn't phonetic spelled phonetically? And why is there an S in lisp? That's just cruel.

Comments:

Why do flammable and inflammable mean the same thing? And, what do I call something that doesn't burn?

  Posted at April 14, 2006 1:55 PM by Blogger Aaron  
Hahaha... Possessed by the spirit of Ben Franklin, were ya?

  Posted at April 18, 2006 10:46 AM by Blogger Bostonian Exile  
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