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He got titled someone who can't say 'No'?

 
 
SMickey
 
Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 07:36 am
Hello.

There are those who can never say no when asked,
even though he/she actually admits that what's been asked is well beyond their ability.

It's so typical of a friend of mine who said,

'I already got titled a person who doesn't say 'No'.

Does it sound natural enough?

Wondering if 'as' is needed between 'titled' and 'a person', I googled.
I did a search for 'got titled' and 'got titled as', respectively,
and the number of instances I got was comparatively very small - less than 3,000.
Given that examples the search engine shows often goes as many as hunds of thousands, the phrase I was looking for was not widely used among native speakers, I concluded.

Is there nothing like 'get titled someone' or 'get titled as someone'?
Like, someone who is so talkative, 'He is titled as Mr. Chatty Man?'

Would you please help me figure this out?
Thank you in advance.

 
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 07:38 am
@SMickey,
I would used the word "labeled" rather than "titled", or better yet you could used "known" (since the phrase you are using isn't really a title or a label.

He was known as a person who could never say 'no'.


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ehBeth
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 07:52 am
@SMickey,
SMickey wrote:


'I already got titled a person who doesn't say 'No'.

Does it sound natural enough?



that formulation does not sound natural. "Titled" doesn't work. "Titled" as sounds even worse to my ear.

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here are a few options that could work in North America. There are likely others as well.


He 's known as someone who can't say no.

They call him Mr. Can't Say No.

He's infamous as someone who can't say no.

Just call me Mr. Can't Say No.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 05:47 pm
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