Changing the Queen's English...

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  1. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    And i was beginning to lern hou two reed, LOL.


    British government spells end of 'i before e' rule - Yahoo! News
     
  2. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    SCIENCE!

    obligatorysmallcaps
     
  3. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Something tells me this won't really have much of an effect on solving the world's literacy issues, judging by some of the boards and blogs I've seen...we're all doomed.
     
  4. Rodimus Major

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    Good, that stupid rule keeps making everyone spell my name wrong.
     
  5. comaface

    comaface Crush, kill, destroy

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    Which is really useful when the rule is wrong half the time, or else when the ditty has to be augmented to the point where the mnemonic device is so long and unwiedly that it's easier to just, y'know, remember how the individual words are spelled.
     
  6. Creaky

    Creaky King of Puppies

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    Finally. Took them long enough.

    And the argument in favour of it is utter fail.
     
  7. Metal Chaos

    Metal Chaos The Spark of Chaos

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    finally, maybe now they can start getting rid of all those useless U's they insert into random words, oh wait I'm sorry, wourds. :p 
     
  8. Creaky

    Creaky King of Puppies

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    I will defend my U's to the death.

    En Garde!
     
  9. Faxon

    Faxon Well-Known Member

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    If you are doing something as simple as neglecting the letter "u", you are just being lazy. Same thing with the phenomena known as "text speak". If it's worth saying, it is worth saying well.
     
  10. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Now maybe they can also get rid of people that type 'I could care less...'.
    You bouner. :dunce 
     
  11. MetalRyde

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    i did mention that i loathe humanity's rules?

    that why i ignore them. :)  (goes to the basement, puts bottle of lotion in a basket, lowers it in a hole.)
     
  12. butz

    butz slippery when wet

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    What is your name?
     
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    RodIEmus Major?
     
  14. BenPrince

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    Then you are a hermit with WIFI?
     
  15. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Of course the "Spelling Society" is going to support this.

    But yeah, I've always thought it was a pretty faulty rule. It should be something along the lines of "When concerning a diphthong pronounced with a long 'e': I before E, except after C." But that's far too cumbersome, and probably still has exceptions.

    EDIT: Yep -- "leisure".
     
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    Thank god. Worst rule ever.
    What? You mean like in mum?

    ;) 
     
  18. Faxon

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    Don't be silly, Americans say mom, just to piss off "U". At this rate, social services are going to be on thier heads for neglect.
     
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    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    You don't have to be a hermit to ignore humanities rules it just helps.
     
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    Weird.
     

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