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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]

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