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Jeanne Klempner runs Seeking Alpha's Post-Production/Content QA team. Her job is to ensure the best possible reader experience of the site content. She joined Seeking Alpha in September 2008 (the day that Lehman went down, an interesting day to start at a financial website) as chief copy editor.... More
  • It's Reigning Again 1 comment
    Jan 25, 2010 5:41 AM
    And I'm not talking about the stormy weather of the past 24 hours here...

    In the space of the past half hour I've come across the wrong use of "reign" by two of our more popular authors. 

    Kings and Queens reign.  Goldman Sachs reigns over the banking world (some would say).  BUT, Obama needs to rein in the banks.

    Think of it this way.  Horses.  That's how I remember (maybe because my daughter is a horserider).  Horses have reins.  When you want them to slow down or stop, you pull on the reins. 

    I see the mistake both ways.  Too frequently!
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    Jeanne, you rock! And long may you continue to rein in our worst spelling and grammatical tendencies
    25 Jan 2010, 01:22 PM Reply Like
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