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Old 22nd April 2016, 10:12 PM
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Old 28th April 2016, 05:57 PM
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A public competition will be held to name the Australian government’s new Antarctic icebreaker – and environment minister Greg Hunt is optimistic it will throw up a better alternative than Boaty McBoatFace.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...ip-naming-poll

I for one hope we Aussies can come up with something even better than Boaty McBoatFace. uummm ... Skippy McSkipface? yeah, I'm not good at names ...
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Old 6th May 2016, 09:19 PM
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http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36225652

Ooof!

They went and did it.

The pulled the rug right out from underneath any complaints I have!

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Old 6th May 2016, 09:59 PM
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An Aussie boat?
Surely it has to be Drunky McFalldown


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Old 6th May 2016, 10:52 PM
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Boaty McBoatface lives on, though, as the name of the vessel's ROV.
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Old 7th May 2016, 10:44 PM
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Well at least they have managed to get hundreds and thousand of UK people interested in science, and then unfortunately told them all to fuck off because we aren't interested in your opinion.

Personally if I was David Attenborough I would have phoned up and told them not to use my name because I didn't want it associated forever with this debacle. There are generations of children who will only know him as the man who's name was accidentally put on the British polar research vessel Boaty McBoatface.
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The spirit of McBoatface lives on!

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A Swedish rail operator has vowed to name one of its trains "Trainy McTrainface" after a public vote, saying it would bring joy to people disappointed when Britain rejected the name Boaty McBoatface for a polar research ship following a similar poll.

Trainy McTrainface won 49 per cent of the votes in the naming competition, conducted online by train operator MTR Express and Swedish newspaper Metro, beating choices such as Hakan, Miriam and Poseidon.

"(This is) news that will be received with joy by many, not just in Sweden," MTR wrote in a statement.

The train will run between the Swedish capital Stockholm and Gothenburg, the country's second-biggest city.
More at Linky McLinkface.
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