Understanding language is no easy accomplishment. Some of the helpful tools we keep locked away aren't so useful anymore. For example, the I:E rule. This is taught as a blanket concept in most cases (I know it was taught this way to me), and it barely makes sense when we consider the amount of words that break the rule. As teachers, parents, or students, what other rules do you feel need to be revised or done away with completely?
"I before E except after C, unless you're running a feisty heist on your foreign beige neighbor."