E for effort

3rd July 2009 at 01:00

It's doubly ironic that, in your respected publication, one week we have an expert who appears to think that "anxiety" has an E before an I, and then the next week we have literacy researcher Masha Bell suggesting that "receipt" is an exception to the "I before E except after C rule" (Letters, June 29).

Russ Law, Woking, Surrey.

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