In a post, entitled "How to perform self-trepanation," Dr. Grody discusses his methods for drilling into his skull with only minimal blood spillage."
Or something similar.
The use of "entitled" here is incorrect. The post is titled, not entitled! Goodness me, Dr. Grody is entitled to do whatever he wants to his skull, but he sure as death and taxes isn't entitling his post anything.
This is correct: You are entitled to use grammar like a dog's chew toy, but you won't be respected for it.
Here are the correct ways to use entitled:
- One has a right or claim to something
- Give a title to something, but does not refer to the title itself. This is important because it's where all the confusion arises. Observe: Dr. Grody entitled his post four minutes after writing it.
- Confer a title on a person. Example: "The Queen entitled Sierra Godfrey to all of the privileges that accompany fabulous people of her caliber."