Nothing angers me more than to see a can of olives labeled “PITTED” only to discover, upon purchasing and opening the can, that the advertised pits have been removed. When a vehicle is fueled, that means it’s full of fuel. When a man is said to be moneyed, that means he has lots of money. If the same man is bewigged, he has a wig. If the horse he is riding on is shoed, the horse has shoes. So why are olives said to be “pitted” when they are, in fact, de-pitted?
Olive mongers who engage in this duplicitous practice should be stoned.