Subtitle (titling)

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Synonyms: subs
See also: Subtitle (captioning), fansubs, subtitle timing, Subs vs. Dubs
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A subtitle can be the secondary title of a work: in the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, the subtitle is "The Far Side of the World". Modern subtitles are often used to place the work within a series (a form of branding).

Subtitles can also be used to provide further information about the content, which is the most common historical usage. More recently, blogging sites such as livejournal often provide for a title and subtitle. Informative subtitling is sometimes used humorously; for example, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Or What You Will, where the subtitle fails to provide useful information. Humorous subtitles are common in fanworks.

The term subtitle also refers to text added to a video file. See Subtitle (captioning).

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