English language is weird. You’ve likely see the coffee mug saying:
“i before e — Except when your foreign neighbor Keith received eight counterfeit beige sleighs from feisty caffeinated weightlifters. Weird.”
You can buy the mug and teeshirt – it’s only a google away. Other interesting things:
You fill in a form by filling it out.
The startled dove dove into a bush.
I was given a gift – I did not object to the object.
The farmer worked the land to produce produce.
Boxing rings are square.
Noses run. Feet smell.
You recite at a play, but play at a recital.
Ships transport cargo but trucks deliver shipments.
Pineapples have neither pine nor apples.
Wise man and wise guy mean different things.
Interestingly, fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing.
The plural of tooth is teeth. Shouldn’t the plural of booth be beeth?