Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Over the weekend, I finally watched Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events on DVD. In Aunt Josephine's "suicide note," which was chock-full of clues (in the form of misspellings), there was one error that had nothing to do with anything:

my life will be at it's end

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His, hers, yours, theirs, ours, its: no apostrophe for these possessive forms. It helps to automatically read it's as it is; this way, mistakes such as my life will be at it is end will never get through.

1 comment:

  1. That's taken directly from the book where she used the 'it's' mistake to get the children's attention. They just didn't mention it in the movie because they had to trim so much for pace reasons.

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