I was preparing a title and I had decided to go with Oh, no! Stumbled upon the void?

since its a title for the web that I decided to go without the "Did you stumble" part.

But when I looked up in the dictionary I understood that stumble upon doesn't convey the meaning.

Definition of stumble across/on/onto/upon : to find or learn about (something) unexpectedly I stumbled across/on/upon this book by chance. We stumbled onto/across the ruins of an old fort. They stumbled on/upon a bizarre plot. He stumbled onto the truth.

So is there a better way than to say Oh, no! Stumbled upon the void?

  • This is not a creative writing site. Sorry.
    – Lambie
    Commented Aug 3, 2020 at 18:56
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    Hi Sandeep, It's just that it's a style question, which is a matter of opinion and therefore not encouraged here, unfortunately. . It's fine as far as the grammar goes, But I am not sure it's a good title....Personally, I don't like titles that leave out bits of phrases as we do when talking. [Do you] feel me? :)
    – Lambie
    Commented Aug 3, 2020 at 19:08
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    No worries. If this were my site, I'd allow all sorts of questions that are currently frowned upon. There is a writing/writers' site as well around here.
    – Lambie
    Commented Aug 3, 2020 at 19:36
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    Are you trying to say something like "found the void" or "hurt my toe on the void"?
    – Peter
    Commented Aug 4, 2020 at 7:16
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    Titles these days often need to be short. What about just "The Void"?
    – Peter
    Commented Aug 5, 2020 at 0:36

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Now we have the context that this is for a 404 page I can see that your original suggestion

Oh, no! Stumbled on the void?

would work although I might have replaced on with into. Since we know by this point that they have reached a non-existent page I might have used

Oh, no! You seem to have stumbled into the void.

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