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21-03-2016, 02:01 PM (This post was last modified: 21-03-2016 02:05 PM by Free Thought.)
In lighter news: RRS Boaty McBoatface
That's right. RRS Boaty McBoatface.

That is the leading name in the public poll by the British National Environment Research Council in its search for a suitable name for their new very expensive, state of the art arctic research vessel which is due to sail in 2019.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/380-million-...nmtvx.html

Personally, I think it is wonderful and absolutely needs to go ahead.

Let democracy reign, NERC!

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21-03-2016, 03:40 PM
RE: In lighter news: RRS Boaty McBoatface
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21-03-2016, 04:13 PM
RE: In lighter news: RRS Boaty McBoatface
The worst example of public "input" since the first sewer was made operational.

REAL people, REAL scientists! Have to work on that ship.

We have Trump to make fun of LOTS of material there.

This doesn't help...

I am taking this too seriously? I just don't want to see the public name a new "Fishy McFishchick" species has been discovered, "tastes like chicken!", one person was happy to exclaim!

How about the RRS Reality, the RRS Data, the RRS (freakin) Actuality!

Bad day at work maybe...

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06-05-2016, 07:06 AM
RE: In lighter news: RRS Boaty McBoatface
'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship named after Attenborough

Quote:"Boaty" lives on as the name of one of the ship's remotely operated submarines.

ETA: another suggestion was "Clifford the big red boat" Laugh out load
Boaty McBoatface instigator 'sorry' for ship name suggestion

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06-05-2016, 07:10 AM
RE: In lighter news: RRS Boaty McBoatface
(06-05-2016 07:06 AM)unfogged Wrote:  'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship named after Attenborough

Quote:"Boaty" lives on as the name of one of the ship's remotely operated submarines.

ETA: another suggestion was "Clifford the big red boat" Laugh out load
Boaty McBoatface instigator 'sorry' for ship name suggestion

Thanks for the update! Laugh out load

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06-05-2016, 07:16 AM
RE: In lighter news: RRS Boaty McBoatface
(06-05-2016 07:06 AM)unfogged Wrote:  'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship named after Attenborough

Quote:"Boaty" lives on as the name of one of the ship's remotely operated submarines.

ETA: another suggestion was "Clifford the big red boat" Laugh out load
Boaty McBoatface instigator 'sorry' for ship name suggestion

Quote:An alternative name of "Subby McSubface" is already being suggested on social media.

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06-05-2016, 07:42 AM
RE: In lighter news: RRS Boaty McBoatface
no sense of humor, that should have gone through as the people had spoken.
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06-05-2016, 11:00 AM
RE: In lighter news: RRS Boaty McBoatface
Sir David Attenborough's legacy will now be known as "The Saga of Boaty McBoatface."

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