“From a grammar website:
Jim Bissell is giving a talk entitled, "What's Wrong with This
read sentences like this a million times, but "entitled" is
the wrong word choice.
often, "entitled" means one has a right or claim to something.
As in, "Americans are entitled to free (albeit grammatically
yes, "entitle" can mean to give a title to something, but
does not refer to the title itself. As in, "The esteemed Mr.
Bissell entitled his talk after he wrote it. It's titled, 'What's
Wrong with This Sentence?'"
entitle can mean to confer a title on a person. As in, "The queen
entitled Sir Loin of Beef at a state dinner."
other words, do not use "entitled" before the name of a
book, lecture, article, diary entry, speech, poem, rodeo, etc.
you must, use "titled."
our original example should be corrected to: Hugh Jim Bissell is giving
a talk titled, "What's Wrong with This Sentence?"”
“Good for her! Celebrities WILL always have a lot of haters, no matter what they do. It's the price of celebrity.”
upsmanpa on Nov 29, 2013 at 01:29:17
“Anyone that accomplishes ANYTHING worthwhile will be bashed, and why? The truth is the people who bash others for success are most times are lazy and jealous and mask their laziness by attacking those who dare to dream and act, just not themselves. Pass the chips and beer!!”
“Why did the media acquiesce to such an arrangement?”
cliffstep on Nov 15, 2013 at 01:11:15
“It wasn't "the media". Some reporters got given this assignment (there isn't a Palin Desk) , and it was just their job. A reporter would stay because a) being kidnapped is a good start for a story , and 2) getting to do a story on her without having to hear her?.....priceless.”