"I" before "E" except after "Treasur"

December 11, 2009 in News

From a WSJ opinion lamenting the state of Manhattan Chinese food (of all things):

Walk through New York's Chinatowns—there are two—and you'd think that the Chinese don't know about fine dining. Here it's all about shared tables at food stalls and loud, crowded dining halls that feel trapped in an era when Mao was still alive. Well, let me tell you: There are plenty of Chinese people with money, and they like to spend it on things besides U.S. Treasurys.

Is "Treasurys" an accepted spelling of "Treasuries"? I find the typo - if such it is - somewhat amusing, but I'm more than willing to confess my own ignorance if that's the case. A quick Google suggests that "ies" is the way to go, does anyone else have an opinion?

Update: an answer!

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