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I am choosing a title for my essay, which is about a man, who wrote a fast idea on a napkin and lost in a pocket of his jacket. Then he dies in a car accident and ten years later his son finds an old jacket, finds a napkin and implements father's idea.

My candidate is a "Napkin note", but it seems too hackneyed. How to put in a phrase, that a man has written a fast note?

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These kinds of ideas are usually described as having been written on the back of a napkin – Jim Apr 24 '14 at 14:19
@Jim Why not an answer? I wanna upvote it! I didn't know that! Thanks. – Denis Kulagin Apr 24 '14 at 14:22

"Jot Down a Note" is a term that implies casual and fast without implying sloppiness.

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  1. write or draw (something) carelessly or hurriedly.

.. his scribbled inheritance
.. the scribbled note left by his father
.. that the scribbled note lead to the atomic death robots was no surprise

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He sketched out a fast idea on the back of an envelope.


He roughed out a fast idea on the back of an envelope.

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How do you feel about "Noted in Passing?"

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