Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings

WordPress, web development, and world domination.

I Before E

We all learned in school, “I before E, except after C, or when sounded like A, as in ‘neighbor’ or ‘weigh’.” That rule stuck in my brain somewhere around seventh grade, and has served me in good faith for many years.

So why is the word “weird” so weird? Shouldn’t it be “wierd“? But of course, if you spell it that way, it looks weird.

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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