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Message 281 of 297 (866424)
11-11-2019 3:26 AM
Reply to: Message 279 by Percy
11-10-2019 2:49 PM

Re: One weird cat
By the way, have you ever noticed that one of the exceptions to the "i before e, except after c" rule is weird.

No I hadn't, what is it?

"i" before "e" except after "c", or when pronounced as "eh" as in "neighbor" and "weigh".

This video from LangFocus, Why Is English Spelling So Damn Weird?!, might hold some clues:

The rest of that episode of "I Love Lucy" contains classic scenes. Such as Lucy having Ricky read a bedtime story out loud and it contains words with "-ough" which is pronounced differently every time. Or the tutor's exercise of pronouncing English vowels in the typically weird English way and when it comes to Ricky's turn he pronounces them in the normal Spanish manner: "Where did you learn that?" "Havana, Cuba. What's your excuse?"

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Message 296 of 297 (894536)
05-19-2022 2:07 PM
Reply to: Message 295 by AnswersInGenitals
05-19-2022 2:04 PM

Re: Poll: Cat Person or Dog Person?
Somehow I'd have thought cats would be gamier. Free range and what not.

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