Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 06:57:43 PST From: "//" Subject: Re: I before E > Does anyone know the source of the spelling rule, "I before E except after > C..."? > This question came up in Michael Montgomery's response to my paper at the > Southeastern Conference on Linguistics, where I showed that the rule is not > very useful, > and suggested that one spelling, "ceiling," might actually have been based on > that rule. Although I feel I'm a fairly acurrate speller, spelling the word "receive" always pauses me. Each time, including this note, I have to stop and dig out the I/E/C rule to be sure I did it right. I have no idea why I have a mental block on this word. Do others? -- Jim (The spelling of accurate was a joke!!!!)