Blog Name Idea #1

November 05, 2010 By: erik Category: Internet, Musings 266 views

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Unshaven ThinkerI was as creative in naming my blog as Dave Matthews was in naming his band. The thing is, I was a blogger long before I was a blog reader, so I didn’t really know that blogs were supposed to have interesting names, and I must say that I put the first thing that popped into my head for the “blog name” field in my original setup to the precursor to this blog. Oh well.

Anyway, a cool name for a blog popped into my head well over a year ago and I’ve been meaning to mention it. I don’t actually want it for myself, so I’m just throwing it out there for anyone to use it. At the time of this writing, all domain names involved are available.

Here it is. Please say it aloud as you read it.

itaintwhatyouthink.com

The first layer of beauty of this name is that it can be read in two different ways, depending on where your brain breaks up the words.

  1. I  taint  what  you  think
  2. It  ain’t  what  you  think

The second layer of beauty of this name is that the very nature of the first layer makes both those statements true.

If I were to use this blog name, I would make the header of the blog show one version of the sentence 50% of the time and the other for the other 50% of the time. It’d be a great name for an optical illusions site or something similar…or just any old blog.

In case you’re getting to this post late and someone has already snatched up that domain, never fear. You can replace the word “think” with just about anything (e.g. feel, believe, want) and the trick still works.

If you choose this url, I’d appreciate a link back to this page on your about page.

 
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  • http://rainypamplona.blogspot.com/ Mother Theresa

    Brilliant!

  • http://afitp.com/4f Lance
    • http://www.erik-rasmussen.com/ Erik R.

      Of course, Lance. You can’t watch The Daily Show without knowing that, as it’s one of Jon’s favorite words. I came really close to including this image in this post, as everyone’s brain would’ve been primed to see it a certain way, and it relates to both statements in the post. But then common decency made me not do it.

      • http://afitp.com/4f Lance

        Just wanted to make sure you’d considered all possible nifkin angles.

  • reinard

    cool name :)