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Public #NameOurShip campaign could see £200m RRS vessel named 'Boaty McBoatface'

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posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 04:32 AM
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a reply to: Discotech

why does every reportage of this engineered farce ommit to mention that thier is no imperative to accept the competition winner as the vessels name ????




posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 06:00 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Discotech

why does every reportage of this engineered farce ommit to mention that thier is no imperative to accept the competition winner as the vessels name ????




Spoil sport.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 06:03 AM
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originally posted by: MonkeyFishFrog
a reply to: Misterlondon

I thought it was bad luck for a ship to have a masculine name? At least Boaty McBoatface is gender neutral.




Bismarck, Hood, prince of Wales, Graff Spee, prove your point somewhat.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 06:07 AM
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originally posted by: pikestaff

originally posted by: MonkeyFishFrog
a reply to: Misterlondon

I thought it was bad luck for a ship to have a masculine name? At least Boaty McBoatface is gender neutral.




Bismarck, Hood, prince of Wales, Graff Spee, prove your point somewhat.


I seem to remember that calling a boat a masculine name was considered unlucky also although only ever in relation to fishing boats not bloody great ships.

I also remember an old superstition that it is unlucky to rename a fishing boat but these could just be regional traditions based on a few bad luck incidents, superstition is rife when it comes to bobbing about in a wooden thing far from dry land.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 06:09 AM
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a reply to: Discotech

LOL I needed a chuckle right now



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 06:22 AM
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nvm
edit on 22-3-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 06:28 AM
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a reply to: MonkeyFishFrog

i am not getting into any discussion about what is alledgedly " lucky or unlucky "

but masculine vessel names are very common



posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 06:32 AM
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posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 07:37 AM
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a reply to: Discotech

'Boaty McBoatface'

I like it, we can use a little more humor in the world.



posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

It is still down to the people in charge to decide if they are to choose the winning vote though.

It kind of makes it a bit pointless really.

Much like any other vote there days...



posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 07:48 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Discotech

Better than RRS Titan Uranus.







Made my day

Thankyou

Riouz



posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 08:18 AM
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Shoulda went with Pharty McFartbutt



posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I love all the other little memes it has spawned, Cheesy McCheeseface, Trainy McTrainface

It's a shame that despite all the attention it has garnered they likely won't go with the name, I'd personally go with it just for the free publicity it would get



posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 10:09 AM
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a reply to: Discotech

I think they could have done much worse considering the alternatives. Titan Uranus was not even close to the worst name I have heard.



posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

True, but Mr. Splashy Pants has shown that embracing public interest, even if such interest is playful and frivolous, can be good for the cause:


After their initial reluctance Greenpeace embraced the result of the popular vote and used the name at the center of its campaign. The added publicity, at no cost to Greenpeace, gave it enough impact to convince the Japanese government, and the plan to hunt Humpback whales was abandoned in December 2007.[13]

In Campaign Magazine, advertising guru Russell Davies praised Greenpeace's handling of the campaign as "one of the defining moments in New Media marketing."[14] The name has since spawned clothing, logos, flashvideos, and the slogan "Save Mister Splashy Pants."



posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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Yeah, I saw this yesterday but did not have time to post it - was just checking if someone had posted this link.



originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

Quick update. Boaty McBoatface won in a landslide.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 10:23 AM
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Another update, Boaty McBoatface was passed over and instead they went with the Sir David Attenborough. He was some scientist dude and did not have a funny name.

The consolation was that a DSRV was named Boaty McBoatface instead.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicusHe was some scientist dude


Easy now, guy's a national treasure.



posted on May, 6 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: GetHyped
Easy now, guy's a national treasure.


With an unfunny name. How am I supposed to laugh at this ship if they name it after people with boring names?



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 10:54 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

The consolation was that a DSRV was named Boaty McBoatface instead.

Which is bull, the DSRV is a Sub.


It should be named Subby Von Unterseeboot



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