A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

Recent entries:
“I am rarely more focused on 5 seconds than when I’m waiting to skip an ad on the internet” (6/22)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (6/22)
“Coffee completes me” (6/22)
“I’m only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand” (6/22)
“Sometimes all you need is a billion dollars” (6/22)
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Entry from March 07, 2017
“‘I’ before ‘E,’ except when you run a feisty heist on your weird beige overweight foreign neighbor”

"I” before"E" is an English spelling rule, with many exceptions—such as “neighbor” and “neighborhood.” “‘I’before ‘E,’ except when you run a feisty heist on your weird beige overweight foreign neighbor” is a jocular one-line saying that has been printed on many images.

Australian stand-up comedian Simon Taylor posted on Twitter on October 27, 2010:

“That ‘i before e except after c’ rule really stuffs me up sometimes. Especially when I run a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbour.”


Twitter
Simon Taylor‏
@MrSimonTaylor
That ‘i before e except after c’ rule really stuffs me up sometimes. Especially when I run a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbour
5:47 PM - 27 Oct 2010

Twitter
Simon Taylor‏
@MrSimonTaylor
Replying to @3ree6ixty
@3ree6ixty I got confused when I wanted to run a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbour.
7:15 PM - 12 Mar 2011

Twitter
Eliza‏
@elizywize
i before e...except when you run a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbour. #spelling
2:15 PM - 11 Sep 2012

17 March 2013, The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia), “The Fitz Files” by Peter Fitzsimons, pg. 34:
Always remember: i before e, except when you run a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbour. Received by TFF in an email this week. I like it!

Twitter
Rikoshi Kisaragi‏
@Rikoshi
“I” before “E,” except when weird sovereigns reign and leisurely seize their heirs’ heist for being overweight.
8:56 PM - 22 Sep 2013

Twitter
New Covenant School‏
@NewCovSchool
Proofreading tip of the day: “i” before “e” except when you run a feisty heist on your weird beige overweight foreign neighbor.
6:36 AM - 1 Oct 2013

Google Groups: fido7.english-tutor
i before e????
Dallas Hinton
1/29/14
Hi All!
i before e,
except when you run a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbour.

13 December 2016, The Advertiser (Adelaide, Australia), “The Last Word” by Marty Smith, pg. 20:
INSIGHT “I before E, except after C (unless you are a weird atheist seismologist neighbour of a beige reindeer in Leicester).” - T-shirt message.

Twitter
Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
I before E…
Except when you…
Run a weird heist on a feisty foreign neighbourhood being overweight and wearing beige.
1:04 PM - 8 Mar 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 • Permalink