Re: [R] W-E-I-R-D Weird!

From: Thomas Adams <Thomas.Adams_at_noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 07:43:27 -0400

And: Eight!!! (8)

Rolf Turner wrote:
>
> On 2/07/2008, at 10:15 AM, Bert Gunter wrote:
>
>> Ow ow ow. I can't stand it any longer! "Weird" is one of those weird
>> exceptions in English to the "i before e except after c" rule and is
>> spelled
>> "W-E-I-R-D" .
>>
>> In case you're interested, the other exceptions are seize, inveigle ,
>> either, leisure, neither.
>
> What about weigh and neighbour? :-)
>
> (If you're invoking the codicil ``or when sounded "aye" as in
> neighbour or weigh'', then shouldn't inveigle not be considered
> an exception either?) (Or am I mispronouncing ``inveigle''?)
>
> cheers,
>
> Rolf Turner
>
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