Someone needs to take over the editorial reins of Yahoo! Style and teach those young’uns the difference between reign (which means “to exercise power” or “to be predominant”) and reins (“a means of restraining or directing”):
This writer for Yahoo! DIY needs to be reined in with the help of an editor:
She shouldn’t have free rein to write as she pleases; otherwise, homophonic errors will reign supreme.
For an entertaining description of the many equestrian words like rein that have entered our lexicon, see this blog post from Oxford Dictionaries.
This little paragraph from Yahoo! Movies brought back childhood memories for me:
I remember when there were no spell checkers. It was a time when we had to proofread our own writing. I remember, too, a tennis court where we would play tennis. I remember a basketball court where we would play basketball. But I don’t recall a foot court. What would you play there? Footsie? And I remember that when I was given free rein I was allowed to play without restraint.
If I could tell the writer for Yahoo! TV anything, I’d tell him to rein in his errors. I’d probably have to explain that a monarch reigns; the things you use to control a horse are reins:
I’d take this writer aside and tell him that even one error is too much. This is not too much; in fact, it’s one letter short of too much:
Someone — anyone — who works on Yahoo! Movies and is familiar with English, please take the reigns and replace it with reins:
Someone working on the Yahoo! front page — preferably someone familiar with the English language — should take the reigns and replace it with reins:
A monarch reigns. A horse bridle has reins. When used to mean “control, guidance, or restraint,” the expression is “take the reins.”
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Due ewe no the difference between bite and byte? The writer four Yahoo! News doesn’t:
Eye think an editor is kneaded to rain inn the gaffs on Yahoo! Sports‘ “Prep Rally”:
and on Yahoo! omg!:
This whirred on Yahoo! Shine has a hole different meaning from the write whirred:
and sew does this won: