Tyson Adams

Putting the 'ill' back in thriller

I Before E “Rule”

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That’s right. Never trust anything the grammarians say, with their “rules” and mnemonics.

Apparently the 923 words figure comes from a QI fan who crunched the numbers from Scrabble. Most of the words are more obscure, so the rule is probably okay for the average person, and invaluable to football commentators.

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2 thoughts on “I Before E “Rule”

  1. Hurray for “guidelines”!

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