Use of “reigning” below reminded me of classroom discussion this week about the vexing silent “g.” One reason, I suspect, that rein and reign give people trouble is that “reining [something] in” is one of those cases of a phrase that has become so divorced from its origins that it is a borderline eggcorn.

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