Monday, 24 February 2014

The Topic Of Titles

Morning all and welcome to another marvellous Monday morning! Don't you just love them? No? Oh well, that is where I come in to provide you with this entertaining post and make it a bit less painful. Or not. At the very least it will provide you with a minute or two of procrastination from your Monday To Do List. You're welcome.

It's time for another round of confessing and today's topic is: If I started over, what else might I have called this blog? This has opened a veritable minefield of possibilities that for some inexplicable reason I had never paused to consider being utterly unoriginal and bereft of ideas when it comes to titles.

The inspiration for the title Ness Of Boganville was the classic novel Tess Of The D'urbervilles. I basically decided to go with a pun of that title because I couldn't think of anything else and naturally bogans and classic literature seem like a perfect match. Okay, maybe not. But I like the contradiction of that. I'm weird. But you already knew that.

Back to the minefield. I have now realised that had I given it more than two seconds of thought, there was literally a plethora of possible titles I could have gone with while still maintaining my classy bogan theme. Because if you're onto a good thing why mess with it?

There are so many other classic works of literature that I could have ripped off used as inspiration.

Such as:

The Taming Of The Shrew - The Taming Of The Bogans
As You Like It - As Bogans Like It
The Last Of The Mohicans - The Last Of The Bogans
A Tale Of Two Cities - A Tale Of Five Bogans
Bleak House - Bogan House
Great Expectations- Bogan Expectations
Little Women - Little Bogans
Pilgrim's Progress - Bogan's Progress
The Importance Of Being Earnest - The Importance Of Being Bogans
Sons And Lovers - Sons And Bogans
What Katy Did - What Bogans Did
Much Ado About Nothing - Much Ado About Bogans
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz - The Wonderful Bogans Of Oz
Tales From The Arabian Nights - Tales From The Boganville Nights
The Secret Garden - The Secret Bogan
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth - Journey To The Centre of Boganville ( or the arsehole of the universe as some people think of it. Hmph. )
A Room With A View - A Room With A Bogan
The Lord Of The Rings - The Lord Of The Bogans
From Here To Eternity - From Here To Boganville
The Great Gatsby - The Great Bogan
A Town Like Alice - A Town Like Boganville
For Whom The Bell Tolls - For Whom The Bogan Tells ( I rather like that one.)
A Passage To India - A Passage To Boganville
A Good Man Is Hard To Find - A Good Bogan Is Hard To Find
Brideshead Revisited - Boganville Revisited
Women In Love - Bogans In Love

And I could go on and on. The possibilities are endless. The other alternative may have been to use other novel titles as puns. The kind of novels that they used to make into a trashy mini-series in the 1980's with big hair, shoulder pads and lots of melodramatics (don't pretend you never watched them) usually written by somebody like Barbara Taylor Bradford or Jackie Collins:

A Woman Of Substance - A Bogan Of Substance
To Be The Best - To Be The Bogan
Voice Of The Heart (also the title of a Carpenters album) - Voice Of The Bogan
Power Of A Woman - Power Of A Bogan

The World Is Full Of Married Men - The World Is Full Of Married Bogans
The Bitch - The Bogan
Poor Little Bitch Girl - Poor Little Bogan Girl
Hollywood Wives - Boganville Wife

There are also quite a few modern chick lit classics that would have offered viable puns:

The Secret Dream World Of A Shopaholic  - The Secret Dream World Of A Cakeaholic
Bridget Jones's Diary - Bogan Ness's Diary
I Don't Know How She Does It - I Don't Know How Bogans Do It?? (Not sure if you'd want to know. Okay, scratch that one.)
The Devil Wears Prada - The Bogan Wears Best & Less (my personal favourite and definitely in the running should I ever decide to start a fashion blog, being ever so stylish. Shut up.)
The Nanny Diaries - The Bogan Diaries
In Her Shoes - In Her Thongs
This Charming Man - This Charming Bogan
The Rise And Fall Of A Yummy Mummy - The Rise And Fall Of A Bogan Mummy

I also could have taken a trip back to the books of my childhood beginning with Enid Blyton. Who else?

The Famous Five - The Bogan Five (Oh I say, that title is smashing!)

And Lucy Maud Montgomery:

Anne Of Green Gables - Ness Of Bogan Tales
The Blue Castle - The Bogan Castle
The Story Girl - The Bogan Girl or The Aspie Girl

Alternatively, I could have left the World of literature for my inspiration and called on music instead. What better place to start than with my favourite Carpenters Albums:

Ticket To Ride - Ticket To Boganville
Close To You - Close To Bogans
A Song For You - A Bogan For You ( Interestingly, if I was being serious for a millisecond - perish the thought - the title A Blog For You actually kind of works)
Christmas Portrait - Bogan Portrait
Made In America - Made In Boganville

Or just for something completely different ditch the Carpenters (GASP) and use classic rock album titles:

Dark Side Of The Moon - Dark Side Of The Bogan
Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Bogans
Blood Sugar Sex Magick - Bogan Sugar Sex Magic? (No. Just - no. Sorry for that  mental image...)
Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy - yes, apparently The Who have an album with this title. I'm not sure I want to know where they got their inspiration from but Meaty Beaty Big And Bogan does have a ring to it.
Stop Making Sense - Stop Making Bogans 

At the very least I should stop making up silly bogan blog titles. Well, just a couple more. It's fun. Yes, I need to get out more.

A few other random possibilities:

Days Of Our Bogan Lives
Lifestyles Of The Broke And Aimless
Diary Of A Mad Boganville Housewife

What I am ultimately saying is that if I hadn't used my current title I would have just used another pun being completely unimaginative and devoid of even a shred of originality. So there you have it. My complete list of possible pun like titles. Classy.

Linking up with Kirsty from My Home Truths for I Must Confess.

Which one do you think I should have used? Or can you think of any others to add to my lists? 


  1. LMAO right now, you are so clever and MAN those possibilities are ENDLESS!! Love The Importance of Being Bogans and The Lord of the Bogans - shit you're a cracker. Now I really want to set up a blog with one of these titles! You have made me procrastinate with paid work - which I'll do when hubby is home, easier to fluff around on computer when he's not here, so he thinks I'm always working not just reading great blogs. Happy Monday and thanks for smile Ness xx Oh and I should have called my blog - "Have A Laugh On Me Sometimes - because I'm not really that funny"

    1. No way - you are definitely funny! And I like your master plan of saving the hard work for your hubby is present. Glad I could ease your Monday procrastination efforts a little. :)

  2. These are brilliant. YOU are brilliant. I think the Importance of Being Bogans and The Bogan wears Best & Less have to be my favourites. Perhaps 2014, a Bogan Odyssey might work, and The Bogan Traveller's Wife also occurs - but really I can't possibly match the ingenuity displayed in this list :)

  3. LOL this is too funny! What about..... I knew you were a bogan when you walked in.....

  4. Oh, the possibilities, my friend! I LOVED this post - who knew the can of worms I'd unleash with this prompt? I could add another Lucy Maude Montgomery classic to your list - Ness of Bogan Moon (Emily of New Moon) - classy!

    1. There are just SO many,right? Ness Of Bogan Moon - LOL! Thanks Kirsty. xo

  5. hahaha... I love The Bogan Wears Best and Less!!! definitely a winner!! I could add one that is from the title of my most recent book review.... Bogan's Dilemma!

    1. This Bogan's Dilemma is deciding which is the funniest - too many choices! xo

  6. haha omg these are hilarious! They are so not unimaginative and are definitely a clever play on words. I love 'Bogan wears Best and Less and actually snorted at that one. Luckily I was alone at the time!

    Another one to add could be The Da Vinci Code - The Bogan Code. It's a bit mysterious.

    1. I think 'The Bogan Wears Best & Less' is one of my favs too. The Bogan Code works too. xo

  7. Oh Ness this is hilarious. I have seriously laughed out loud at this post - for heavens sake woman, I nearly spilled my wine!!!

    My faves would have to be...

    The secret dream world of a cakeaholic
    The bogan wears Best and Less

    Absolute gold, right there.

    Perhaps you've missed your calling as a blog naming advisor. Thanks for the laughs.

    G. xx

    1. Phew - that was close. We can't have you spilling wine, that's as bad as dropping cake! YES - I could totally be a blog naming adviser - as long they were bogan blogs. Thanks G. xo

  8. I'm a fan of the wonderful bogans of Oz myself ... but nothing compares to Ness of Boganville ... I love getting my bogan fix on your blog!

    1. Yes, I thought that one had a ring to it. Thanks Janet. :) xo

  9. I love the whole replacing one word with another thing haha. I even downloaded a mad libs app the other day...I might be too nerdy.

    1. That app does sound interesting. I just like laughing at my own lame puns. I'm worse than a nerd. Thanks for reading. xo

  10. How about My Bogan and Other Animals/ My Family and Other Bogans or The Good, The Bad and The Bogans, The Full Bogan ... or, or - ok, enough ...

    1. The Good, The Bad and The Bogans - PMSL! I told you it was a minefield! xo

  11. OMG!!! That was brilliant! I'm home sick today and this gave me a much needed laugh! :D many could have more blogs you know?! I love the title of your blog unique. :) Even if it was ripped off...ahem...inspired by classic literature. :D

    1. I'm struggling with one blog but you never know - those titles are too good to waste, maybe I'll use them as inspiration for posts. Thanks for the kind words and hope you're feeling better. xo

  12. Just when I think you're going to talk about your latest pain in the neck, you throw us a curve ball like this. This is a great brain teaser and a delightful post!

    You are a master of derivation. I like "For Whom the Bogan Tells" and as a Pink Floyd fan, "The Dark Side of the Bogan". I'd put more of my support for the former.

    Aldous Huxley wrote three interesting books. Brave New World, The Doors of Perception, and Heaven and Hell. How about Brave New Bogan, The Doors of Boganville, and Heaven and Boganville? Kinda catchy, huh? Did you know the rock band The Doors took their name from Huxley's book The Doors of Perception? It's really not that unusual to borrow from some favorite title.

    Alas, "Ness of Boganville" will do just fine. It's tried and true and certainly you :-).


    1. Well, some people would certainly say that the title Heaven And Boganville is apt as they equate Boganville with Hell. I am quite partial to For Whom The Bogan Tells myself, but yeah I'll stick with what I've got. Seems to be doing the job.

      Thanks Ben. xo

  13. Hahaha! Love this post! The titles are endless!