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  • Boaty McBoatface...

    Going to be the name of the new NERC ship if their open vote keeps going the way it is! Prefer "David Attenborough" myself like...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr...b030d552ef678a

  • #2
    seems perfectly reasonable
    you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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    • #3
      "I name this ship Boaty McBoatface". I wonder if Her Maj will be able to keep a straight face
      io parlo morse

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      • #4
        New career goal: chief engineer aboard the ‪#‎BoatyMcBoatface‬

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        • #5
          The website is having 'technical problems'. I suspect they're terrified that even more people are going to vote for Boaty McBoatface


          http://nameourship.nerc.ac.uk
          io parlo morse

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          • #6
            I think the best name was some woman who had just suggested her own name. but they will know exactly who it is going to be named after already, the whole vote and suggest is just to get some more exposure.
            even if the wanted name gets relatively little % of the vote they will say that the 'reason' behind the suggestion is the best and most fitting. Still its done what is needed, lots of publicity, every suggested name and vote will be seen as a person who supports the project.

            also given that it had something like 18000 votes in a day I would guess that someone has written a script to keep voting the one name
            you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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            • #7
              Here is Mr BoatyMcBoatface himself , thought I recognised the name. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03njbc1

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              • #8
                Does it really matter what they actually call it eventually? It's forever going to be know as RRS Boaty McBoatface.
                io parlo morse

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                • #9
                  Website is up. Now's your chance to vote for Boaty

                  https://nameourship.nerc.ac.uk/entries.html
                  io parlo morse

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                  • #10
                    https://www.thespainreport.com/artic...-british-fleet

                    I personally like the Spanish take on it all

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bridgemonkey View Post
                      https://www.thespainreport.com/artic...-british-fleet

                      I personally like the Spanish take on it all
                      Love it, shame that it has been deleted.
                      Go out, do stuff

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Clanky View Post
                        Love it, shame that it has been deleted.
                        Same, the tounge-in-cheek justification at Admiral Blas "Made a significant contribution to British undersea reasearch" made me chuckle. I fail to see how the suggestion can be seen as offensive when the events surrounding it took place 275 years ago.

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                        • #13
                          Well those on Royal Caribean maybe a little worried...http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/20...-behind-boaty/

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                          • #14
                            Common sense prevails: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36225652

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                            • #15
                              Excellent choice of name "Sir David Attenborough", I think they could have turned the bad PR around earlier though with a bit of clever thinking and humour. I think the mess room or bar onboard should be named 'Boaty McBoatface', with a plaque, that would keep people happy and be a reminder of the PR disaster.
                              I wouldn't like to be going into foreign ports and trying to give the name in phonetics.

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