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holding the reigns of power

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hatwoman · 05/03/2010 12:34

so many times recently I've seen reins and reigns confused. but this particular mixed metaphor surely takes the biscuit. did the proof-reader not stop and think - are these reins or reigns? oh poo, they're both. something must be wrong.

to make matters worse this is the intro to a serious book about law. that area of life people by pedants supreme.

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stealthsquiggle · 05/03/2010 16:04

A letter to the editor/author would be in order, I feel - as you say, it's pretty obvious if you think the metaphor through.

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