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OT I before E [was Re: Lies in education [was Re: The "loop and a half"]]

On 2017-10-05 06:47, Steve D'Aprano wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2017 02:54 pm, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> (There are exceptions even to the longer form of the rule, but only a
>> handful. English isn't a tidy language.)
> Even with the longer version of the rule, there are so few applicable cases,
> and enough difficulty in applying the rule correctly, that the rule is not
> worth the breath it takes to say it.

Maybe we should just all switch to Dutch on this list. Might be easier.
Certainly more consistent.