The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

30 November 2002

Titleist balls

Ravenwood, in the process of complimenting a blogger (who shall here remain nameless) for astutely-chosen article titles, observed:

I rarely re-visit the headline after the first go 'round. Perhaps I should.

The real question here, I think, is "Will a really good title bring attention to an article?" I believe that it will; in fact, although I read The Greatest Jeneration fairly often, I would probably have skipped over this item were it not for its title, which is so good I'm going to have to wait a discreet interval before swiping it. And if I had skipped it, I would have missed a good, solid Jen rant.

Posted at 5:10 PM to Blogorrhea

I believe the title is very important.

Posted by: Blaine Hilton at 5:48 PM on 30 November 2002

Thanks, CG!
I was inspired by Mark Steyn's "My Sharia Amour" today.
I cracked myself up, but I was wondering if someone, anyone would notice.
BTW, I like the sound and feel of your blog a lot!
You're my newest Anti-Idiotarian friend!
Happy Thanksgiving,

Posted by: Jennie Taliaferro at 7:36 PM on 30 November 2002

I often wonder if I'm the only person on the planet who sees the name "Titleist" and mentally hears "TIT-lyst."

Reading this headline, I think I have my answer.

Posted by: Dean Esmay at 6:20 AM on 1 December 2002

I was about thirty before I figured out it was "TITLE-ist".

A similar problem cropped up in chemistry class, where we were instructed for some experiment to use only water containing no ions. "Unionized" water, in other words. I, of course, read this and started thinking of Teamsters.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:28 AM on 1 December 2002