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2021-01-23 10:45:42 AM  
It might have been done by a grammar Nazi hater like myself. That guy got a secret thrill for a long time.
 
2021-01-23 10:58:09 AM  
I hate that shiat. Second grade the teacher sent  me out in the hall for an hour because I couldn't recite I before E except after C. She made fun of me in front of the whole class before she did it. After that, I never gave much of a shiat about school anymore.
 
2021-01-23 10:58:53 AM  

darkhorse23: I hate that shiat. Second grade the teacher sent  me out in the hall for an hour because I couldn't recite I before E except after C. She made fun of me in front of the whole class before she did it. After that, I never gave much of a shiat about school anymore.


Weird.
 
2021-01-23 11:03:59 AM  

vudukungfu: darkhorse23: I hate that shiat. Second grade the teacher sent  me out in the hall for an hour because I couldn't recite I before E except after C. She made fun of me in front of the whole class before she did it. After that, I never gave much of a shiat about school anymore.

Weird.


Yeah, well, that was in the 50s when teachers could get away with shiat like that I guess. I'll never spell chief wrong ever again though.
 
2021-01-23 11:23:28 AM  
Great googily-moogily.

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2021-01-23 12:24:15 PM  
Cherokee Chief
Youtube L4tyS05yMag
 
2021-01-23 12:41:33 PM  
Glad I don't have that problem with my Wangler
 
2021-01-23 12:50:55 PM  
They're really Jeeps, though, unlike some Jeeps.

Almost all SUVs fall into three categories:

- Big-wheeled minivans  (almost all of them)
- Jeeps  (can actually go off-road)
- Pretend Jeeps  (pretend they can go off-road and make it back on-road again)

After that, it's just a question of how inappropriately fast they can go and how overpriced they are.
 
2021-01-23 1:38:19 PM  
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2021-01-23 2:02:30 PM  
Somebody noticed. And a lot of meetings were held, and they decided that the cost of fixing the misspelling by replacing the mold tooling was more than the error was worth.

And once not caring was official policy, I'm sure people got to liking it for funsies and kept it around out of tradition.

Manufacturing is not a black-box process. Humans are involved at every step.
 
2021-01-23 2:05:02 PM  
Brian Regan-Stupid In School
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2021-01-23 2:09:24 PM  
Sorry about that Cheif.
 
2021-01-23 2:25:17 PM  

WordsnCollision: Sorry about that Cheif.


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2021-01-23 2:29:03 PM  

darkhorse23: I hate that shiat. Second grade the teacher sent  me out in the hall for an hour because I couldn't recite I before E except after C. She made fun of me in front of the whole class before she did it. After that, I never gave much of a shiat about school anymore.


There are more exceptions to that rule than not. It's a stupid rule.
 
2021-01-23 2:29:04 PM  
Is it one of those French vs Germanic conventions English has?
 
2021-01-23 2:52:03 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Glad I don't have that problem with my Wangler


Your neighbors might have a different view.
 
2021-01-23 3:21:37 PM  

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Oh my god that's exactly what I was thinking of. Do you have the other half of this  locket?
 
2021-01-23 3:43:04 PM  
Somewhere I have a photo of a minivan whose brand name on the front panel, MITSUBISHI, had been artfully rearranged by its owner to spell MISH*TBUS.
 
2021-01-23 3:44:49 PM  
Not the only such van in existence, I find...

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2021-01-23 4:06:59 PM  

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English is a farked up language. I know I work with it professionally.
 
2021-01-23 4:20:07 PM  
It's a Jeap thing. You wouldn't understand.
 
2021-01-23 4:29:58 PM  

darkhorse23: I hate that shiat. Second grade the teacher sent  me out in the hall for an hour because I couldn't recite I before E except after C. She made fun of me in front of the whole class before she did it. After that, I never gave much of a shiat about school anymore.


Probably the older sister of the biatch I hated in the '60s.
 
2021-01-23 4:33:36 PM  
QI | 'I' Before 'E' Except After...
Youtube M7hYEijfFF8
 
2021-01-23 4:50:14 PM  
Well it IS after "C".

Just not immediately after.
 
2021-01-23 4:51:29 PM  
Instead of someone getting fired, the entire meeting to resolve the issue was,
-Did YOU know how it was spelled? I didn't notice!
-Yeah, meet too!
-Looked right to me!
-So, a customer pointed it out? Was it a teacher or something?
 
2021-01-23 4:54:27 PM  
Yeah, I used to get a chuckle out of that when I was doing window motors or regulators in one of those.
 
2021-01-23 5:02:29 PM  

yakmans_dad: [YouTube video: QI | 'I' Before 'E' Except After...]


It's a funny clip, but he is not using the rule correctly.
I before E, except after C, unless it sounds like an 'a' such as in neighbor or weigh.
It's primarily a rule for looking rooted words for historical reasons, Latin vs Anglo Saxon would be my best guess.

Yes there's exceptions, but non-roots such as the end of words never seemed the point of the rule, nor did more recent introductions of foreign words, especially not Spanish like Madeira or Haceinda. Or French, like glacier and fancier. But these also break the rule for obvious reasons, like I stated above, they aren't part of the root of the word, like species or specifies. Only the root of the word should count, not plurals, for example, or verb tense.

Sure, there are some weird exceptions, but I don't buy it's multiple times off. I'm sorry that people try to apply the rule far more generally, but it works often enough when applied correctly that it isn't completely farcical.
 
2021-01-23 5:36:37 PM  

darkhorse23: I hate that shiat. Second grade the teacher sent  me out in the hall for an hour because I couldn't recite I before E except after C. She made fun of me in front of the whole class before she did it. After that, I never gave much of a shiat about school anymore.

vudukungfu: darkhorse23: I hate that shiat. Second grade the teacher sent  me out in the hall for an hour because I couldn't recite I before E except after C. She made fun of me in front of the whole class before she did it. After that, I never gave much of a shiat about school anymore.

Weird.


I knew a guy named Peter Neilson whose version of the rhyme was:

I before E except after C, or when sounded like A as in Neighbor and Weigh, or in words that are weird like Neilson and Weird
 
2021-01-23 5:57:27 PM  
Subby, you had one job.  Use the Weird tag.

however, it is appropriate you used the fail tag
 
2021-01-23 6:01:17 PM  
CSB: I did some work at Lear Corporation around 1999/2000. They probably made that interior panel. I was there developing electronics coontil my big IT company sales reps screwed those of us consulting there out of overtime pay... but that's another story), and I was shocked at how cheap the cost was on the interiors of vehicles were. Dodge Durango interior (everything but seats and electronics) - $300.

Anyway, Lear supplied a lot of the Mopar line at the time.
 
2021-01-23 6:39:49 PM  
"history's greatest SUV. Lightweight, powerful, incredibly capable, featuring two strong solid axles, an unkillable automatic or manual"

They must have hidden one of them in the glovebox or something, 'cause the D35 is a sh*t pancake with corn sprinkles.
 
2021-01-23 7:17:37 PM  
I before E except after C is disproved by science
 
2021-01-24 3:44:39 AM  
These people drive Jeeps.  Notice how they are perfectly willing to accept the poor build quality of the door panels, but complain about what was probably a harmless prank pulled off by a mischievous employee.

Personally I drive a Chyrsler and I could bore you to death with the problems I've seen with it, I've even torn the dash apart and put it back together because it sucks;  But I never had to disassemble the door panels.  They're actually pretty solid, which is actually quite impressive considering how many times I've slammed them shut as hard as I could.
 
2021-01-24 9:06:03 AM  
"The vehicle that we have long held as perfect..."

Riiight....
 
2021-01-24 4:24:35 PM  

teardrop: I before E except after C is disproved by science


That's weird.
 
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