We’ve all been there– when we’re a student and writing a paper, we put a “working title” into the title section until we finish the paper/come up something clever.
While we usually change the “working title” before submitting the paper, there are those moments in time where we’re pulling all-nighters and completely forget to edit. Always edit your work, folks. One Twitter user, Elena Trueba, shared a paper she “almost submitted” with her working title: “Something Very Clever.”
ALMOST JUST SUBMITTED A PAPER WITH THIS TITLE
very grateful there’s only a week of finals left. I am spent. pic.twitter.com/gdfHfgNbHV
— Elena Trueba (@elena_trueba) April 23, 2018
In response, Twitter users are sharing their best/worst accidental essay titles that they either almost submitted–or actually have submitted.
“Source here, but indent and sh*t”
This was me, recently. pic.twitter.com/NE7XnaF8vv
— Nerf Herder Dave (@silentbum) April 23, 2018
“Sappho was a Bad-Ass”
yep, i did this once in my classics: the poetics of eros clash, except i DID SUBMIT IT LIKE THIS pic.twitter.com/qhgOp6i8S9
— emily dickson should be writing (@mlereads) April 23, 2018
Someone loves Beyoncé.
A friend of mine handed in an essay and got this back.
Absolute gold. pic.twitter.com/tQJKgKOx85
— Learning To Dad (@learning2dad) April 24, 2018
My crowning achievement pic.twitter.com/xf0rCnqaIG
— kat (@tht1internetgrl) April 24, 2018
Yup, I know this feel well 😔 pic.twitter.com/nRWZhrQYJq
— 🚀Hadiyah (@HadiyahSama) April 24, 2018
Very Important People.
I left this in a presentation earlier this semester. pic.twitter.com/PkYqj892Mg
— peyton (@peytonism) April 24, 2018
So one time, I submitted a rough draft called "Fucking Title." My professor kindly pointed out that I should probably change that for the final. We laughed about it later, although I was mortified at the time. (I share this experience with all my students as a warning) https://t.co/m29uKZ6xrL
— Lauren🤷♀️Brentnell (@RhetoricNSpice) April 23, 2018
I once took a paper to my professor before submitting with the title “Insert Something Witty Here”. She brought it up IN CLASS. 🤦🏻♀️
— Paige Willey (@PaigeCWilley) April 24, 2018
I once received an essay from a student with the file title thisisshit.docx.
— Timothy Baker (@timothycbaker) April 23, 2018