The words “reign” and “rein” are tough, as demonstrated so capably in this headline:

Welker, and mute button, reign in Donald Trump

The White House correspondent helped give Americans the substantive, crackling debate over leadership that had been missing so far during the 2020 presidential campaign.

So, how do you prevent such an epic misspelling from happening to you?

Well, “reign” means a king or queen’s time on the throne. “Rein” means to slow, to prevent, and is always used when you’re talking about something horse related. So, I remember because “reign” and “king” both contain a G.

I mean, it ain’t brain surgery, but it works for me.