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Boaty McBoatface Vs RRS Sir David Attenborough Watch

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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Fascist FoS at it again :rolleyes:

    On the radio some guy called in to say he was naming his canal boat instead. I wish people got as angry about things that actually matter as they did about this
    There are some witty names for canal boats. There is one around Nottingham called The Onion Bargee.
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    I still can't believe that they were going to name a boat like that "Boaty McBoatface". Still makes me laugh

    Who on earth thought of such a name...
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    (Original post by spotify95)
    I still can't believe that they were going to name a boat like that "Boaty McBoatface". Still makes me laugh

    Who on earth thought of such a name...
    It was James Hand.

    He's apologetic about it now.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...te-anyway.html
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    There are some witty names for canal boats. There is one around Nottingham called The Onion Bargee.
    Crying out to be made a floating takeaway.
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    'Suggest a name!' :gah:

    Note: We reserve the right to totally ignore the most popular suggestion, you dirty peasants. Lots of love, the establishment x
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    Boaty! It's like Donald McDuck.
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    I am saddened by the lack of silliness in the world but also find it vaguely predictable. In which case Attenborough is a legend and I'm all for it if we're not allowed Boaty McB.
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    I think Boaty McBoatface is hilarious, but ridiculous to be official. But for sure, I think it should (and probably will) be referred to informally as Boaty McBoatface, or something along those lines.

    RRS Sir David Attenborough is a bit of a mouthful though. Surely RRS Attenborough is much cleaner and more elegant as a name for a vessel.
 
 
 
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