Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by legend-ary, Sunday 20th Mar, 2016.
People Are Voting For A £200m Arctic Research Ship To Be Called "Boaty McBoatface" - BuzzFeed News
I actually laughed out loud at many of the other suggestions in that link. 'RRS What Iceberg?' was my favourite suggestion though.
I echo the comment 'This is the kind of thing that makes me swell with unaccustomed patriotic pride'!
Haha yeah I liked Usain Boat and NotTheTitanic
This is exactly the sort of thing that makes Britain great! No wonder New Zealand voted to keep their flag the same...
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In addition, I'm pretty sure the Daily Mail will have gone into indignation meltdown over this story, so it's a 'win-win' as far as I'm concerned.
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Science should have a humorous side IMHO
Worth a read
Why Our Science Institutions Fail Us: The Case Of Boaty McBoatface | Adrienne Macartney
The chap who came up with Boaty McBoatface was on TV the other day and IIRC he said that he got the idea from another suggestion that was McBoaty. But apparently, the tedious ships owners (NERC) will probably veto most, if not all, of the suggestions.
Boaty McBoatface debacle shows the perils of crowdsourcing opinion: From Hooty McOwlface to Mr Splashy Pants | UK | News | The Independent
"It wasn't necessarily a silly question, but in a nation of bored people genetically programmed to take the piss, it was perhaps predictable that it might invite a silly answer."
Perhaps NERC should start a forum, called NERC-nerds
Boaty McBoatface did come top 'Boaty McBoatface' tops public vote as name of polar ship - BBC News
but they've decided to call it RRS Sir David Attenborough 'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship named after Attenborough - BBC News
I am actually quite bummed but I am pretty sure its will referred to as the boat that people called Boaty McBoatface for a foreseeable future
^ I reckon so too ....RRS Sir David Attenborough ....nice man but yawn name for a boat
The eu referendum will be the same.
The government like the boat owners will not like the answer and choose the outcome. *watch this space*
TV star changes his name to Sir Boaty McBoatface
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