I BEFORE E EXCEPT AFTER C.
Agreeing to or reinforcing this rule is weird.
I can’t even think of eight words that aren’t feisty enough to be disagreeing with the “rule”. This false science may have been created by a literary deity, but the “rule” has no weight to it, and this person may have been high on caffeine.
Once, I dated a person named Eileen; she put her faith into an organization seeing truth in “I before E,” but she was forced to forfeit her house and flee the country by means of being locked into a freight car. Also, the leader seized her eighteen-year-old daughter and beige sweater collection.
So, what’s the lesson being unveiled here? To put it simply, even if your neighbor thinks the “rule” is safeish... even if practicing the “rule” will let you reign over a whole kingdom and become fancier... EVEN IF you are reimbursed with a free kaleidoscope afterwards...
You can neither trust nor join the counterfeit, deficient society reciting “I before E except after C”.