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# I BEFORE E EXCEPT AFTER C
Never fails. NEVER. I know these things.




edit: just found this, alt-usage-english.org/I_before_E.html some people have "extensions" to the rule, like "well, well, but, it doesn't apply if it rhymes with 'hay' like in neighbour!" and "well, well, err, it doesn't apply when you have a plural like 'democracy' or err err it FUCKING APPLIES ALL RIGHT?"
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 23:52, archived)
# I'll see you at the hacienda
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 23:56, archived)
# that's spelled haceinda
i know these things
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 23:59, archived)
# ahem
www.b3ta.com/board/10787609 In which case I think you mean "foriegn" :P
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 23:59, archived)
# bollocks
hoisted on my own petard!

i've never been able to spell "foriegn". nor have i ever been able to spell "dependent". this makes me a bona fide moron.



edit: 'foriegn' is beginning to hurt my eyes
(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 0:00, archived)
# Haha it is awful isn't it
(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 0:05, archived)
# it's kind of insidious
but i'll make a special effort to always use "dependant". although that does look like what you're doing when you nick someone's necklace.
(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 0:10, archived)
# You've reminded me of this:
"When a horse jumps over defence, defeat go before detail!"
(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 0:14, archived)
# You've obviously never watched the Grand National
(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 0:21, archived)
# I always watch the grand national, you make a good point
(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 0:30, archived)
# GRRRARGH
(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 0:34, archived)
# <racist joke ending with naming of sister's kids 'Deneice' and 'Denephew'>
(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 5:08, archived)
# Sounds like a very scientific argument
(, Thu 14 Jun 2012, 12:34, archived)