Typos are all the more awful when etched in stone — or in copper, if you're poor Robert Milligan, who died in 1809. Eagle-eyed @lobothecat found this "apostrophe-catastrophe" on Milligan's memorial in London.
Where does Milligan's epitaph go wrong? It says "it's design" instead of "its design."
- Use it's as a contraction for "it is."
- Use its to show possession.
- "...its design, accomplishment and..."