I before E except after C

I always thought that weird was spelled w-i-e-r-d. So, imagine my embarrassment, when I, the Elementary Education major, Google weird tonight and found out that indeed, it's spelled w-e-i-r-d. What's the use of the silly mnemonic device when it does no good in college? Here I was, thinking I was Queen of Spelling and realized my error. Humility is a good thing. I'm glad I found that out my sophomore year of college and not my 4th year of teaching!

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