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Eyeeseeexcept

Rebus brain teasers use words or letters in interesting orientations to represent common phrases.

 

Puzzle ID:#2538
Fun:*** (2.95)
Difficulty:*** (2.22)
Category:Rebus
Submitted By:rayneeday***

 

 

 



Can you decipher this common phrase?

eyeeseeexcept


Answer

I before E except after C
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Comments

tommo
Mar 13, 2002

Nice one!
tell-UN-igent*
Mar 16, 2002

Definitely one of the better Language Category Brainglers. Good job!
Captbob61
Mar 20, 2002

Very good!
librashorty
Apr 09, 2002

CoOL
Mogmatt16Ava*
Apr 10, 2002

good one, but i got it
emilymonkeymaia
Apr 12, 2002

Nice one!
tori
Apr 21, 2002

I like that one. It is really neat. Rebuses are my favorite puzzles.
O_wise_one*
May 21, 2002

Interesting.......
einat16Ail
May 27, 2002

I didn't get it...
would someone please explain it to me?
RayneeDay
May 28, 2002

Einat, most young ones here in America learn a basic rule in english very early. When spelling a word that has and I and E together you follow a simple rule to make sure you spell it correctly, I before E accept after C. An example would be receive vs. siege. Notice that when there is no letter C directly proceeding the IE combination the I comes first. But when the C does proceed the IE combination it is spelled EI. It is just a quick easy little saying to help grade school kids remember how to spell.
andmar22
Jun 13, 2002

Not bad, had me thinking a while.
angie*
Jun 25, 2002

clever
madman44
Jun 28, 2002

I before E, except after C, or as sounding like A, as in neighbor and weigh.
adoontourious**
Aug 01, 2003

uber
badbunnee**
Mar 07, 2005

Hey, madman, that's kinda weird !!

AND ...... rayneeeee !!!!
GREAT teaser !!!!
mi2mo2tx*us*
May 01, 2005

I GOT IT!! Yippee for me! Clever....
sudokulvr
Sep 05, 2005

i dont get it. i get i b4 e, except after c, i just dont get how eyeeseexcept says that
:huh:
peppamintp*us*
Nov 25, 2005

There is the word eye then an e which explains i before e. Loved this one!
sweetime**
Dec 15, 2005


that's so cute rayneeday!!
loved it
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 15, 2006

great teaser, thanks
paul726Aus*
Mar 31, 2006

Very nice!
sweetbloodAus*
May 26, 2006

that was soo cool
nice taeser
Dudette1001*us
Jul 06, 2006

stupid.
MalcolmReynoldsAus*
Nov 03, 2006

Nice.
Jimbo*au*
Feb 27, 2007

Nicely constructed!
etwizardAus*
May 26, 2008

I don't get it. where is the c. Is the extra e after "eye" suppose to be the c?
etwizardAus*
May 26, 2008

Brain cramp, I "see" it now
avonmaAus*
May 26, 2008

Good one, but I didn't get it, either.
TRILLIONAIRE*us*
May 26, 2008

"Eye" is before "E" and "Except" is after "See (C)".

Good teaser.
bradon182001*us*
May 26, 2008

Thanks for the explanation Trillionaire. I didn't get it either. Of course I know the i before e except after c rule, but didn't realize it was the answer to this rebus. That seemed too easy. Silly me.
brickhomeus*
May 26, 2008

loved it ... didn't get it, but still a great teaser
Harmony_GirlAus**
May 26, 2008

Love it!
wordmama*
May 26, 2008

I usually can't get rebuses at all, but this one I got immediately! Very cute!
Trickster1992Aen*
May 26, 2008

I think the rebus should be

EyeESeeExcept

instead of

Eyeeseeexcept.

Without the capitalizations its a bit confusing.
Zozo_The_ZoAus*
May 26, 2008

nice teaser. had me stumped
smartymarty**
May 27, 2008

My goodness Trickster! It's easy enough as it is. With capitals there is no challenge at all. Fun teaser just as it is.
auntiesisAus*
May 27, 2008


everybody knows the rule, but I still didn't get the teaser.
MadelulabelleAus*
May 27, 2008

Interesting....
NkeenA*
May 28, 2008

I see 'n exception.
castillion*gb*
May 29, 2008

The rule doesn't work. What about "their" (as in 'their house')? The rule should read I before E except after C and also except after H!
GreenApples27*nz*
May 26, 2011

But, there's also the word "weird" which isn't after "H". Good teaser!
rach2catstus*
May 26, 2011

Nice one! KUTGW!
bestgirl*
May 26, 2011

Glad I'm not the only one that needed the explanation.
eclectric*
May 26, 2011

...and sometimes "Y"
sunnybonghits*
May 26, 2011

nice one
gaylewolfAus*
May 26, 2011

I didn't get it, but I loved it!!
jainasolo*
May 27, 2011

@ Castillion and GreenApples27 and any others who have noticed there are exceptions to the rule I before E except after C.
As mentioned before, this rule is for little kids, and when they are taught this they are also usually told that there are some exceptions. As my chemistry teacher would say, "there are always exceptions to the rule".
Nice teaser!
thatcutekidcvn*
Jan 08, 2013

Soundoring like a neighasbor and weigh

(Or inbsounding like a as in neighbor and weigh)



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