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Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Not law - The reining national newspaper, the NYT, should reign in usage confusion!
The ILB hopes the above heading sets your teeth on edge!
All too often, we see stories incorrectly reporting a need to reign in this or that, or about someone taking the reigns of government. But today the NYT had a long, front-page story ("Once Alienated, and Now a Force in Her Husband’s Bid for Mayor: Chirlane McCray Plays Key Role in de Blasio Campaign") with this blooper in the print version that arrived at my doorway this morning:
They are, in their relationship, their politics and, above all, their lifestyle, a striking departure from the city’s reining pair, Michael R. Bloomberg and Diana L. Taylor, his longtime girlfriend.The error now has been corrected in the online version of the paper.
For much more on "rein or reign", see this post by Catherine Soanes at the Oxford Dictionaries blog.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 2, 2013 02:25 PM
Posted to General Law Related