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

From: Thomas Adams <Thomas.Adams_at_noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 07:55:20 -0400

Rolf,

And what's even more weird, there is a 'weir' (pronounced just as 'weird', but without the 'd'), a structure over which water flows. All of this make good fodder for humorists…

Cheers,
Tom

Thomas Adams wrote:
> 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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