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All aboard the good ship Boaty McBoatface

Discussion in 'Personal' started by artboyusa, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Love it!

    Genuinely LOLing!

    *note to self, never ask internet for anything*
    cissy3 likes this.
  3. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Ha ha :D It's the kind of silliness i might have thought up when in a serious mood.
  4. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter


    ''Some other tongue-in-cheek submissions include, It’s bloody cold here, Usain Bolt, Ice Ice Baby and Notthetitanic.'' :p
  5. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I was going to post this yesterday but couldn't make the link work.
  6. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Its mascot can be Hooty McOwlface!

    InkyP and cissy3 like this.
  7. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    It won't end up called this:


    "Alison Robinson of the NERC said the organisation was thrilled at the “enthusiasm and creativity” of the naming process, while declining to offer an opinion on the merits of Boaty McBoatface.

    She added: “We’ve had thousands of suggestions made on the website since we officially launched. Many of them reflect the importance of the ship’s scientific role by celebrating great British explorers and scientists. Others are more unusual but we’re pleased that people are embracing the idea in a spirit of fun.”

    The final decision, she said, would be made by a panel later this year."
  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    It wouldn't make for a very successful distress call if they got into difficulties on the high seas would it?

    First Officer: "Erm Captain, we've received a mayday call from the Boaty McBoatface - their engines have failed and they're taking on water off Cape Horn"
    Captain: "Yeah right, Boaty McBoatface, of course we have, hahaha - steam on."
    guinnesspuss and Mangleworzle like this.
  9. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Or the opposite:

    "Hello Titanic, this is Boaty McBoatface we are on our way to rescue you"
    "This isn't a joke, we are sinking, lives are at risk, please pass this message on"
    "Yes, we have released the Boaty Chucklecopter, stand by"
    magic surf bus and guinnesspuss like this.
  10. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    They'll call it Ardent or Endeavour or Diversity but to the crew, in private, she'll always be Boaty McBoatface.
  11. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    One would hope that if they have an inflatable tender they'll at least see fit to christen it with the chosen title just to show they have a sense of humour.
  12. kittylion

    kittylion Senior commenter

    You'd think they'd learn never to ask the public for opinions on stuff like this because they never take it seriously. :)

    <<Ooh I do hope they call it Boaty McBoatface - although Nothetitanic would also be good.>>
  13. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  14. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

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