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AAARGH

*gets onto language geek soapbox*

There are two words. Rein. And reign. One refers to those straps that make a horse go where you want it to. The other refers to the rule of a monarch. Both can be used as either nouns or verbs.

When you "rein something in", you are metaphorically pulling on the straps to make the something slow down. YOU DO NOT "REIGN" SOMETHING IN. THIS MAKES NO SENSE.



Sorry for the rant, but I've seen this particular error half a dozen times today, and it's driving me batshit.

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starherd
Oct. 9th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
ZOMG ONE OF THEM WAS TOTALLY ME.

...Except that I have no clue if you read my fic or not. But I totally typoed "reins" as "reigns" (and I should totally know better; I grew up in a horse-owning household). And it's clearly one of those things my eyes pass right over every read-through, too. -_-; Never fails.

Regardless, I went to check since you posed this, and sure enough I'd done it. XP Thank you, whether you read my silly stuff or not. XD
jnanacandra
Oct. 9th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
Heh, no, you weren't one of the ones that set me off. But, um, happy to help? :D

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