In news we often use the words siege and seize – and in my role in a TV newsroom (keeping up with breaking news especially on-line) I often see siege or seize spelt incorrectly – getting the I and E in the wrong order.
In my early days as a reporter I’d often have to check that I didn’t get the two mixed up – until a subeditor taught me an easy way to remember which word had EI instead of IE.
The simple trick: Seize the cheese.
Cheese rhymes with seize. Cheese has lots of Es – therefore Seize – has the E first.
I know it sound simple – but it’s a simple way to remember – and simple helps when you are in a rush.
Unlike print media – the ‘tools’ you write television words into usually do not have spell check – especially when quickly…
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