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Old 03-21-2016, 09:33 AM   #1
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Help name our new explorer yacht.

So far the most popular name is: Boaty McBoatface...lol!


Is this the best ever name for a ship? RRS Boaty McBoatface is leading the vote as public name new polar vessel | Irish Examiner
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:26 PM   #2
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My friend posted this on my wall this morning. I'll say the same thing here: Never, ever, ever, ever ask the internet to name something.

Case in point #1

Example 2

And of course, this gem.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:10 PM   #3
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Greetings,
Being a British research vessel..."Oi, Oi, Oi...What's all this then?"
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I was just glad to see that it isn't only in the US that the general public, when asked to vote on something, make really stupid choices.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:42 PM   #5
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Sounds odd, but I`m guessing it has local significance.
Runner up, "RRS David Attenborough", takes my fancy, impressive guy.
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:07 PM   #6
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My friend posted this on my wall this morning. I'll say the same thing here: Never, ever, ever, ever ask the internet to name something.

Case in point #1

Example 2

And of course, this gem.
Lol!

'Jesus walks on water. But church Norris steps over oceans'

And the comment posted underneath: can't do it, nobody crosses C.Norris!
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:17 PM   #7
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Greetings,
Being a British research vessel..."Oi, Oi, Oi...What's all this then?"
Since The Queen's state visit to Ireland entente has flourished, and since the Irish navy has only 3 tiny boats we claim ' what's yours is mine, and what's mine is my own' on the basis that the British has claimed many sons of Ireland as their own after they became famous. Lol.
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:23 PM   #8
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I was just glad to see that it isn't only in the US that the general public, when asked to vote on something, make really stupid choices.
This why they are regretting letting the British public have their say on whether to stay in the European union in a referendum.

Politicians maintain that they are elected to decide on behalf of the general public, and that ordinary people aren't qualified to make such decisions.


IMO it's the politicians who are the dumb asses!
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Sounds odd, but I`m guessing it has local significance.
Runner up, "RRS David Attenborough", takes my fancy, impressive guy.
+1

A very impressive personality; riveting commentaries that keep you interested right up to the end of his extraordinary documentaries .
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Well Peter, I submitted a name and it was an obvious choice...Rusty Barge.
My reasons for choice were in honor of you and the rest are just truflais.
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Sounds odd, but I`m guessing it has local significance.
Runner up, "RRS David Attenborough", takes my fancy, impressive guy.
Agreed. I'm a nature documentary junkie and the best of the best are the Attenborough-narrated BBC ones.
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I kind of liked the Pillar of Autum, but I am a geek.
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I let my kids name my boat, which they did, after the cat... "The Fluffy Moe"

They were punished after that.
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Well Peter, I submitted a name and it was an obvious choice...Rusty Barge.
My reasons for choice were in honor of you and the rest are just truflais.
Bows in gratitude.
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I let my kids name my boat, which they did, after the cat... "The Fluffy Moe"

They were punished after that.
Is your boat a cat, or was it just called after ' the cat'. Lol!

I like cats( boats), but not really cats ( cats).....
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Is your boat a cat, or was it just called after ' the cat'. Lol!

I like cats( boats), but not really cats ( cats).....
No cougars in your life?
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No thank goodness! Lol.
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Is your boat a cat, or was it just called after ' the cat'. Lol!

I like cats( boats), but not really cats ( cats).....
Believe me, when you have a couple of young girls in the house they could care less about truly cool catamaran powerboats called "Cheetah"... it's all about soft little cuddly kitties.
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Believe me, when you have a couple of young girls in the house they could care less about truly cool catamaran powerboats called "Cheetah"... it's all about soft little cuddly kitties.

When my kids were growing we had dogs, but do remember several cats in my own childhood.

I' m even tempted to call my powercat ' Paddy paws' after the black and white specimen we had.

Ah yes, poor ol' Paddy Paws, long gone on to cat heaven.
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British government pooh-poohs winning 'Boaty McBoatface' name for ship

So, despite receiving 4 times the number of votes of the second place name, looks like Boaty McBoatface will not be the name of Britain's new research vessel.
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