Rein v. Reign
Is it too much to ask of bloggers and journalists to learn the difference between reign and rein?
Just a reminder:
The verb "rein" means to hold back (as if one were using reins). Example: Antiwar loons hoped France might rein in the United States.
The verb "reign" does NOT mean to hold back, but does mean to exercise absolute power. Example: Fear reigned supreme after the U.S. dropped a daisy cutter.
Thanks, kind readers, for indulging me in this anal rant. :)
[Posted at 18:21 CST on 03/18/03] [Link]