I hate the academic colon. I think it is a specious piece of punctuation that, when applied to the title of a work, cries out for abuse via the lame pun.
I am the first to admit gratuitous cringe-worthy use of the colon and its licensing of the pop-culture reference/foreign phrase/alliterative list, but I want to stand up and be counted among those who wish to use a strong, active statement as the title for a work.
It’s just the colon is so tempting. So easy. A temptress of multiple keywords and simple specificity.
Yes, I have to finalise my thesis title today. WOEZ.