Title Changed in Editing Crisis Conundrum
“One should not aim at being possible to understand, but at being impossible to misunderstand.”
– Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, 1st century, AD)
Well, I thought I had a pretty catchy title going on here …Unfathomable Training for Artistic Leaders…Unfathomable meaning “impossible to measure” as in: “We can’t measure how deep this ocean of knowledge is that I am going to share with you because it is so great in mass and quantity that it is UNFATHOMABLE to conceive how one could impart so much wisdom.”
Of course, I failed to even contemplate the other meaning of the word.
- Difficult or impossible to understand; incomprehensible: unfathomable theories.
(This is hilarious. <ROFL> If we can’t laugh at ourselves who can we laugh at? I’ll be laughing at this for some time to come.)
Needless to say, I do actually want you to learn something while you are here. So…Although I have to lose an entire syllable, I am changing the title to Fathomable Training For Artistic Leaders and I still get to play off the oceanic word play theme.
It is closer to what I want this site to be… Who really wants to digest too much information that is going to be too big to actually apply anyway.
fath·om·a·ble, adjective— vb
4. to measure the depth of, esp with a sounding line; sound
5. to penetrate (a mystery, problem, etc); discover the meaning of
The lesson here: Never go to print, without editing, editing some more and editing again. Then re-edit it. An even better lesson is to never print anything.