Everything about you is perfect except one thing, you aren't married to me.
I’m a hardcore believer in the “i before e except after c” rule
It’s science.
Except the direction I'm walking in.
Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.
Robert Benchley
Everyone remembers the common hieroglyphics grammar rule...
Eye before flea, except after sea.
There was a costume party on Halloween. Everyone was there except one guy. Many people asked his sister where he was.
She said: “Oh, he wanted to go as our dad for Halloween.”
Little Johnny and the New Baby
Little Johnny and the New Baby A country doctor went way out to the boondocks to deliver a baby.  It was so far out, there was no electricity. When the doctor arrived, no one was home except for the laboring mother and her 5-year-old child. The doctor instructed the child to hold a lantern high so he could see, while he helped the woman deliver the baby. The child did so, the mother pushed and after a little while, the doctor lifted the newborn baby by the feet and spanked him on the bottom to get him to take his first breath.  The doctor then asked the 5-year-old what he thought of the baby.  "Hit him again," the 5-year-old said. "He shouldn't have crawled up there in the first place!"