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June 18, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: Eyemask at Bed Bath & Beyond

CaffieneI found this at Bed Bath and Beyond: a "Need Caffiene" eyemask.

First of all, if I'm trying to sleep, why would I want caffeine?

However, maybe some caffeine (note: e before i) would help the copy editor run a spell check before the product is manufactured!


Probably some bad Chinese translation or something.


Posted by: redbull47 at June 18, 2007 08:34 AM

Hey, what happened to "I before E except after C"?

Posted by: TIBE4ME at June 18, 2007 10:11 AM

I don't know. It's weird.

Posted by: Fuzzy at June 18, 2007 10:47 AM

The first time the text is likely to be read is by the wearer's significant other at the first light of the day. The slogan and the timing of its appearance are therefore appropriate and amusing.

You still have a misspelling, but that alone shouldn't qualify something as "broken".

Posted by: Fastolfe at June 18, 2007 03:08 PM


Its 'I before E, except after C...

and when we feel like pissing you off with some other weird exception.'

Posted by: Andrew at June 18, 2007 06:32 PM

The correct spelling is even an exception to the complete rhyme I learned in school:

"I before E,

except after C

and when sounded like A

as in 'Neighbor' and 'Weigh'"

Posted by: gedstrom at June 18, 2007 06:55 PM

That REALLY doesn't make any sense, and the misspelling should be in-axcusble! (misspelled for lack of not knowing how to spell it!)

Posted by: Maxaxle at June 18, 2007 07:34 PM

Omg, I forgot:




Posted by: Maxaxle at June 18, 2007 07:36 PM

What about the phrase, "Jim Nabors is way cool?"

Posted by: James at June 20, 2007 03:03 PM

When the rule says "I before E except after C," it means "right" after C, as in "receipt," "deceive," etc. I don't know why that never made it into the rule, except that the extra syllable would screw up the meter. :)

Posted by: Boomshadow at June 21, 2007 10:23 PM

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