Field trip #1: A Table in Tuscany home

<< Here's the offending picture (click to enlarge):

Italian food at it's best

What did they do? They put an apostrophe in the possessive pronoun "its".

Why is this wrong? "Its" is a word in its own right - you do not need an apostrophe. The apostrophe gives the meaning "it is".

Personally, I blame the signwriter. Look at the detail on the characters - whichever tosser painted that apostrophe has wasted his or her time AND cast the restaurant into apostrophell! >>

P.S. This restaurant is now out of business. Perhaps it was more than just an apostrophe that was wrong...

Written: 05 December 2000
Updated: 25 February 2002
Ashley Frieze