The ‘i before e, except after c’ rule is a giant lie


A University of Warwick statistician named Nathan Cunningham recently decided to put the i-before-e rule to the test. So he plugged a list of 350,000 English words into a statistical program to see if the math checked out… More at The Washington Post.

So many rules are believed 100%, especially in terms of grammar, but that is never the case.

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  1. they shortchanged themselves by not combining it with word frequency data.

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