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Mon Apr 25, 2016, 05:24 PM

Hilarious legacy of Boaty McBoatface

Hilarious legacy of Boaty McBoatface

Not only was the name hilarious and irreverent, it was a perfect description of the vessel, which sported a chirpy red paint job that belied the serious work it will carry out.
And although the British establishment last week rejected the people’s choice as inappropriate, the legacy of Boaty McBoatface lives on, inspiring the naming of a racehorse, “Horsey McHorseface” and a giant Japanese spider crab christened “Cuddlebug McNope”.
Last month, a British train route from Portsmouth to Waterloo was named “Trainy McTrainface”, much to the delight of commuters.
Now a school in Austin, Texas controversially named after famed Confederate general, Robert E Lee, has called on the public to come up with a new title. Among the front runners? Schoolie McSchoolface, of course.



I really love Cuddlebug McNope.

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PoliticAverse Apr 2016 #1
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hollysmom Apr 2016 #4

Response to hollysmom (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 05:30 PM

1. I think they really missed the ball passing on Boaty McBoatface.

That would have given their future work more publicity that they could ever have hoped for.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 08:37 PM

5. yep, they should have painted a great big smile on the front

and marketed SCIENCE to schoolchildren and the general public. Science can be fun, you know. That's why I became a geologist.

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Response to hollysmom (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 05:51 PM

2. come on, do it for the kids

Schoolie McSchoolface would make a lot of kids happy, who doesn't want that?

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Response to hollysmom (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 06:35 PM

3. Schoolie McSchoolface for the win.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 06:41 PM

4. come on, the boat looked like a cartoon character, this looks like a boring school.

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