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Sign of the Apocalypse #4319
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Joe Bernstein
2018-10-08 01:46:21 UTC
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I'm currently plodding through <A Plague of Giants> by Kevin Hearne.

In the Gorin Mogen section of "Day" (chapter) 5, tenth paragraph,
the second sentence begins "We gave them rein to pick up trails".

I actually had to stop reading for a moment, shocked as I was by the
sight of "rein" both without "free" *and* correctly spelt.

Clearly, that a correct spelling is shocking is a sign of the
apocalypse.

-- JLB
Quadibloc
2018-10-08 05:41:17 UTC
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Post by Joe Bernstein
I'm currently plodding through <A Plague of Giants> by Kevin Hearne.
In the Gorin Mogen section of "Day" (chapter) 5, tenth paragraph,
the second sentence begins "We gave them rein to pick up trails".
I actually had to stop reading for a moment, shocked as I was by the
sight of "rein" both without "free" *and* correctly spelt.
Clearly, that a correct spelling is shocking is a sign of the
apocalypse.
I thought it was common to see sentences like:

We need to rein in Federal spending.

Riprock pulled on the reins of his horse.

But indeed to give someone anything but free rein is unusual.

John Savard

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