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I before E except after...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by geeza, 27 Jul 2006.

  1. geeza

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    What letter? I thought it was C but ive just searched for how to spell sieve, as in a metal sieve that is used in the kitchen.

    Its a weird spelling and sounds nothing like how you say it "siv"

    What other stupid english words can you think of?
     
    Last edited: 27 Jul 2006
  2. kitten_caboodle

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    Er..it is i before e except after C? There's no c in sieve? :p

    Annoying word : Bough

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  3. Raymond Lin

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    It's C !!!

    or the word Neighbour, it is after E but its a N.
     
  4. Kazatan

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    and there are always exceptions to the rules in our language. but these "rules" generally hold true.
     
  5. Nitefly

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    Protein anyone?
     
  6. Gigi

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    Everyone uses that rule when spelling my name - kieth :/:/:/

    Its Keith. ;D
     
  7. kitten_caboodle

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    I used to think there were more exceptions than rules - I used to teach English as a foreign language and the look of confusion on people's faces when they'd finally grasped a 'rule' just to be told that there were exceptions that had no real 'rules' around how they were used was priceless :D
     
  8. geeza

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    lol. for the life of me I dont know why I was made to take a second language, couldnt I just have double helpings of english (or another gym lesson) :p
     
  9. singist

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    How about "fish" spelled .... wait for it ........ "ghoti"

    gh ...as in enough
    o .....as in women
    ti .....as in nation


    Yeah, I know but it's always a good one. ;)
     
  10. Wallace

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    Weird. ;)
     
  11. Nathan

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    Their anyone? ;)
     
  12. jumpy

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    I before E except after C.
    as in 'piece' or 'receipt'.
     
  13. Nathan

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    im lost :(
     
  14. Phog

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    Don't even get me started on that one. :D
     
  15. kitten_caboodle

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    if you take each of the letters and pronounce them as they are in the word he's given, then it says 'fish' even though it's clearly not spelt that way :)

    It's just an example of how the phonetic spelling of words can be interesting.
     
  16. PsiFox

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    Except after c or in the case of my surname ;)
     
  17. Nathan

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    ah! thanks :D :o
     
  18. MR_Punk

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    :D :D :D

    +44
     
  19. geeza

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    so, for all you people learnign english its

    "I before E except after every other letter in the english language!"
     
  20. SiriusB

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