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    Just make sure your heirs know how to spell it...

    Just make sure your heirs know how to spell it too.


    So, the rule should be:
    i before e,
    Except after c,
    Or when sounded as "a,"
    Or when it should obviously be e before i,
    Or in various...
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    "Keith, seize one of the deities before either...

    "Keith, seize one of the deities before either eats a weird protein bar and thinks about eigenfrequencies."
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    And Forsyth covers this, too. The OED tells how...

    And Forsyth covers this, too. The OED tells how language has been used, not how it is used at this precise moment.
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    fail (n.) late 13c., "failure, deficiency" (as in...

    fail (n.) late 13c., "failure, deficiency" (as in without fail), from Old French faile "deficiency," from falir (see fail (v.)). The Anglo-French form of the verb, failer, also came to be used as a...
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