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Can you think of a good title for a weekly newspaper column?
February 24, 2010 10:31 PM   Subscribe

Can you think of a good title for a weekly newspaper column on EU politics?

I've just had this dropped on me and I have to come up with something better that the Editor's suggestion. However, I am too busy to properly think about it

I'm English and based in Brussels and the column will usually be a comment, anecdotes on European politics, the gossip behind the scenes and will branch out to include other subjects like UK politics, culture etc. It should also be mildly humorous, sometimes satirical and occasionally playing devils advocate.

I'll offer a prize to the one that makes it.
posted by quarsan to Media & Arts (22 answers total)
 
Sprouting Off?
posted by fshgrl at 10:56 PM on February 24, 2010


Constitutional Theory

Mark Mardell's Comedy Fun House

Pound the Keep
posted by parmanparman at 11:08 PM on February 24, 2010


Brussels Sprouts ?
posted by PaulZ at 11:11 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Eau de EU?
posted by Dmenet at 11:13 PM on February 24, 2010


Monnet Matters.
posted by Sova at 11:26 PM on February 24, 2010


I suppose "In Continent" has been done?

Continental Dog's Breakfast?

One Channel, Nothing On?

Channel Serf?

Something that plays on Brussels being the capital capital of Europe?
posted by pracowity at 11:57 PM on February 24, 2010


EU cannot be serious
posted by greycap at 11:59 PM on February 24, 2010


eew
posted by pracowity at 12:24 AM on February 25, 2010


"On dit"

- I.e. french for "hearsay".
posted by MuffinMan at 12:26 AM on February 25, 2010


How about Europeptic? It spoofs the UK term Eurosceptic, and the word peptic has connotations of acidity (acid wit?) and digestion (of current events?). It's also only two letters removed from eupeptic, which means "cheerful." Or for a more cynical slant, dyspeptic ("disgruntled"), which is a feeling I understand EU politics can often breed.

Bonus: only four hits on Google, so you could own the term (figuratively speaking).
posted by Rhaomi at 12:38 AM on February 25, 2010


EU and Me
posted by amyms at 1:25 AM on February 25, 2010


EUlogy
posted by Omnomnom at 1:31 AM on February 25, 2010


The Damp Rag
posted by Ljubljana at 2:28 AM on February 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thanks for all the suggestions so far.

Ljubijana, I was in the chamber for all that yesterday and van Rompuy is rather underwhelming, to say the least.
posted by quarsan at 2:35 AM on February 25, 2010


Btw, here is the full video of Farage's remarks SLYT
posted by quarsan at 2:38 AM on February 25, 2010


We are EU
posted by ijsbrand at 2:44 AM on February 25, 2010


"Fog in the Channel" if it's aimed at a UK audience.

Europa Bull-riding in homage to our tutelar mythic figure with a hint of bullshit? Or some less rubbish version of that.
posted by Abiezer at 2:50 AM on February 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Euro Vision.
posted by penguin pie at 8:22 AM on February 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Eurorailing
posted by benzenedream at 9:17 AM on February 25, 2010


Community Relations
Tales from Europe
The Continental Shelf
Continental Drift
posted by Phanx at 2:24 AM on February 26, 2010


Finally, with 5 mins before going to press we made a decision. We're going with "Constructive Ambiguity" for reasons explained here

However, our economics column has been renamed Monnet Matters

You can all get a prize of a free pdf or paper copy of ECHO's new comic book, Hidden Disaster from here
posted by quarsan at 10:37 AM on February 26, 2010


However, our economics column has been renamed Monnet Matters

Oh wow, seriously? I feel so cool at this point. Is it worth mentioning that I'm currently studying the EU, and I'm definitely going to mention this in the next seminar?
posted by Sova at 5:52 AM on March 1, 2010


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