It’sy Bit’sy?

This morning I saw in the Daily Mail yet another misuse of ‘it’s’. Here is the gem:

“Classic scene: The Sir Nigel Gresley steam engine makes it’s way through a snow covered tracks in York today”

‘A snow covered tracks’, huh? But never mind, today’s rant is about ‘it’s’. So, I post a comment saying “ITS, not it’s”.

Then some nincompoop feels the need to prove me wrong with gem #2:

“I’d argue that the original statement was a correct usage of the possessive apostrophe – as the train was making it’s way, because the way it was making belonged to the train.”

Oh dear. Head, meet desk.

The battle is well and truly lost. To add insult to injury, I’m now getting red-arrowed for putting him right!

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