Friday, January 11, 2013

The Decline of Western Civilization Continues Apace

British schools told to scrap 'i before e' - "The i before e rule is not worth teaching," it said. "It applies only to words in which the ie or ei stands for a clear ee sound. Unless this is known, words such as sufficient and veil look like exceptions. There are so few words where the ei spelling for the ee sounds follows the letter c that it is easier to learn the specific words."

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

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