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September 18, 2012 / benrovik

“I” and “E”: An open letter to the masters of the English Language 3

Dear Overlords,

Schoolmarm McGee always told me

I before E,

except after C

Or when sounded as “Aaaaay!”

as in “neighbor” or “weigh”

… but what about “kaleidoscope?”  (Kah-LAAAY-doh-skope?)

Can you add that into the mnemonic?

Also, do you have a mnemonic to help me remember how to spell mnemonic?

M before N,

And also after E,

But the first one is silent,

The M, I mean, not the N,

Because there are two of each

The end

Shouldn’t a word that helps people’s memories be easy to remember?  Like “Pipper” or something. If Schoolmarm McGee had given me pippers to memorize maybe I’d have had more success in life.

Love,

B-Ro

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