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2021-01-23 10:58:53 AM  
21 votes:

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 1:38:19 PM  
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2021-01-23 2:02:30 PM  
12 votes:
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 2:29:03 PM  
9 votes:

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 11:23:28 AM  
9 votes:
Great googily-moogily.

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2021-01-23 10:58:09 AM  
6 votes:
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 10:45:42 AM  
4 votes:
It might have been done by a grammar Nazi hater like myself. That guy got a secret thrill for a long time.
 
2021-01-24 3:44:39 AM  
2 votes:
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.
 
2021-01-23 5:36:37 PM  
2 votes:

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 5:02:29 PM  
2 votes:

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 2:25:17 PM  
2 votes:

WordsnCollision: Sorry about that Cheif.


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2021-01-24 4:24:35 PM  
1 vote:

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


That's weird.
 
2021-01-24 9:06:03 AM  
1 vote:
"The vehicle that we have long held as perfect..."

Riiight....
 
2021-01-23 7:17:37 PM  
1 vote:
I before E except after C is disproved by science
 
2021-01-23 4:50:14 PM  
1 vote:
Well it IS after "C".

Just not immediately after.
 
2021-01-23 4:33:36 PM  
1 vote:
QI | 'I' Before 'E' Except After...
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2021-01-23 2:52:03 PM  
1 vote:

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


Your neighbors might have a different view.
 
2021-01-23 2:05:02 PM  
1 vote:
Brian Regan-Stupid In School
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2021-01-23 12:50:55 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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