I before E except after C

You have to wonder why they try and teach you this. With so many exceptions should the rule exist?

absenteeism
agreeing
albeit
atheist
beige
being
caffeine
canoeing
codeine
counterfeit
deign
deity
edelweiss
eiderdown
eight
either
fahrenheit
feign
feint
feisty
foreign
forfeit
freight
gneiss
heifer
height
heir
herein
leisure
leitmotif
madeira
neigh
neighbour
neither
oleic
pein
plebeian
pleiades
protein
seize
reign
rein
reinstate etc
reveille
seeing
sheik
skein
sleigh
sleight
sovereign
spontaneity
surfeit
surveillance
their
therein
veil
vein
weigh
weight
weir
weird
wherein

Then you have the after C category

ancient
co-efficient
concierge
conscience
deficient
efficient
fancied
financier
glacier
hacienda
inscient
omniscient
policies
prescient
prima facie
proficient
science
society
species
sufficient

This isn't an exhaustive list there are a lot more obscure words that don't comply.

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  • 1

    My Algebra professor is always saying how languages break their own rules (specifically i before e) and how math is concrete and rules are physically incapable of being broken because it is science.

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  • 1

    english is one of the most fucked up languages ever. lol theres like a rule and a loophole with exceptions to everything.

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  • 0

    Like religion really..

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