David Round
A handwritten page inside an open notebook

‘I’ before ‘E’ except after ‘C’.

That’s the rule.

Except that it’s not.

Author Mark Forsyth found 44 words where this rule is true, and 923 where it’s not. Words like these eight : being, neighbour, their, foreign, science, weigh, inaccuracies.

I wonder what other ‘rules’ we’re following that a little bit of research could disprove…?

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