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Old 03-21-2016, 06:30 PM   #1
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Introducing Boaty McBoatface, Polar Explorer

Experts could overrule 'Boaty McBoatface' name choice for polar ship

The Experts need to suck it up and go with the popular choice. It's fabulous.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:38 PM   #2
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It would have to be Shippy Mc Shipface.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:56 PM   #3
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That could be its registered name, in case it's entered in ship/boat shows, but it'll be Boaty McBoatface at home
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:59 PM   #4
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I want the queen to launch it, using a bottle of Matey instead of champagne.
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:42 PM   #5
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We could do better. Why weren't we consulted?
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:43 PM   #6
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' I just shipped my pants '
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:23 PM   #7
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:45 PM   #8
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:13 AM   #9
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You know when you are in a public library and you make a really noisy snorting laugh and people look at you, concerned you've just swallowed your tongue?
Maybe it's just me then.

But I did, and this was the reason.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:20 AM   #10
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From the article:

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The names Pingu, Usain Boat and It's Bloody Cold Here have also been put forward.
Usain Boat made me chuckle.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:29 AM   #11
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They should give ships better names, definitely.

They should be like the ships in Iain M Banks books, which the Minds which powered them were allowed to name themselves. I had a great fondness for Very Little Gravitas Indeed.

Wouldn't work for this one of course.
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:55 PM   #12
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Excellent....
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:10 PM   #13
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It sounds like they're going to choose a different name. Which is a shame. Though I can see the arguments for both sides of the debate. Overall, I think they should have gone with it.

Anyway - here's the Last Leg's take on it:

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Old 05-07-2016, 11:08 AM   #14
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Bunch o wusses called it the Sir David Attenborough which is what they were going to call it all along
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Old 05-07-2016, 11:22 AM   #15
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I guess the Good Ship Nancy Boy was taken?
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