From: Sean T Barrett <>
Re: Farewell to Talk.Bizarre!
Date: 1998/04/30
Newsgroups: talk.bizarre
Message-ID: <>
Organization: The World Public Access UNIX, Brookline, MA
Joseph M. Goforth <> wrote:
>"i" before "e" except after "c".

If you're a NEWBIE,
it's "i" before "e",
except after "c",
though it's hard to PERCEIVE
many words built that way.
Oh, if sounding like "ay",
then "e" before "i",
like an HEIR to the guy
whose REIGN ends when he's killable.
If more than one syllable,
Then these rules do not work;
For not SEEING you jerk
If HEREIN we must see ya,
This WEIRD place to score in,
Think of words that are FOREIGN:
EIGENVECTOR's not chic,
But think again, SHEIK;
If you're a BLENHEIM miser
I must stick to BUDWEISER.
And there's a SURFEIT of names
That do not play by this game;
I've a pal named KEITH MEIER!
EITHER way this is cyclic;
Misspellings aren't SEISMIC
So don't have a SEIZURE,
Revert back to LEISURE;
Such flames aren't the HEIGHT--
(This ain't POMPEII's site)
You might well be EIDETIC
But don't be so pathetic;
Unless you show wit
Your posting priv's please FORFEIT

Copyright 1998 Sean Barrett just in case this becomes a standard