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Old Mar 20th 2016, 5:47 am
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Default Public asked to suggest names for UK's new Polar ship. Boaty McBoatface leading

The public are being asked to propose names for the UK’s new polar research ship – and someone has come up with a cracker: Boaty McBoatface.

The suggestion for The National Research Council’s (NERC) next Royal Research Ship (RRS), is currently beating RRS Henry Worseley and RRS David Attenborough.

I like someone's suggestion it be "Boatimus Prime"

Is this the best ever name for a ship? RRS Boaty McBoatface is leading the vote as public name new polar vessel | Irish Examiner

Since this is going to be a polar explorer ship, how about "Titanic?
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This is genius!

Voted!
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Voted for Boaty McBoatface.

I love the fact the lad who came up with it has tweeted apologising!
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I love our British sense of humour and love of the absurd as well as the "up yours" attitude to authority.

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Default Re: Public asked to suggest names for UK's new Polar ship. Boaty McBoatface leading

Originally Posted by Meow View Post
I love our British sense of humour and love of the absurd as well as the "up yours" attitude to authority.

Authority overrules when they don't like the result.
"Experts could overrule 'Boaty McBoatface' name for polar ship"
Lord West told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It's a typical thing of the Brits going mad - normally silly season, rather than this time of the year."


He said the NERC had only expected "marine research fans" to get involved.


"I think I would probably go for an Arctic or Antarctic explorer - that would be appropriate - bearing in mind this is a key bit of research where we are probably leading the world, and we should all be very proud of it.
"I'm rather proud that we have silly names going around, but I hope we don't select one."
I think it should be named " Vladimir Putin"

Experts could overrule 'Boaty McBoatface' name choice for polar ship - BBC News
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Default Re: Public asked to suggest names for UK's new Polar ship. Boaty McBoatface leading

The naivety of the organisers thinking only members of their society would join in after they posted it as an open vote on the internet has to be seen to be believed, they obviously didn't have much experience of the internet. I suspect it was found by some University students who decided to have a lot of fun. Fortunately the organisers have a get out clause that allows them to ignore the most popular name if it is not in keeping with the organisations thoughts.
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Default Re: Public asked to suggest names for UK's new Polar ship. Boaty McBoatface leading

Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post
This demonstrates perfectly why the public should not be allowed on the internet.
You're just a little ray of sunshine aren't you!
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Default Re: Public asked to suggest names for UK's new Polar ship. Boaty McBoatface leading

Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post
When I'm on the high seas of HMS Boaty McBoatface and the sun shines I have been known to smile slightly.

N.
Ahem, 'RSS Boaty McBoatface'...

As you were.
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Default Re: Public asked to suggest names for UK's new Polar ship. Boaty McBoatface leading

Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post
There could be a top-secret RN vessel of the same name for you know.

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That would be even better. The top brass having a bit of humour mixed in with their spygames....

HMS Subby McSubface or HMS Nukey McNukeface or HMS Bangy McBangbang or HMS Boomy McBoomboom

And.... I'm done...
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Default Re: Public asked to suggest names for UK's new Polar ship. Boaty McBoatface leading

Lord West told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It's a typical thing of the Brits going mad - normally silly season, rather than this time of the year."

He said the NERC had only expected "marine research fans" to get involved.

"I think I would probably go for an Arctic or Antarctic explorer - that would be appropriate - bearing in mind this is a key bit of research where we are probably leading the world, and we should all be very proud of it.
"I'm rather proud that we have silly names going around, but I hope we don't select one."


That is just so ****ing sad. If they're probably going to go with Arctic Explorer or Antartarctic Explorer, what was the ****ing point of throwing it open to the public (even a small selection of the public) in the first place? "The boat's going to explore the Arctic and the Antarctic, so we need the scientific public to exercise their inventiveness and come up with combinations of arctic, antarctic and explorer. I think this will be quite challenging for them. Now, Fawlty, don't you think it's time you opened the bar? One minute past six, you know."
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Any official vessels named after Roald Amundsen?
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Default Re: Public asked to suggest names for UK's new Polar ship. Boaty McBoatface leading

Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post

Or Normy McFrozenbollocks?
Now that would be epic!
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