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New £200 million research boat

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BoatyMcBoatface Sun 20-Mar-16 06:50:54

Could be called Boaty McBoatface and the lesson is that the British public have a sense of humour and can always be relied on to utterly fail to take things seriously. Other suggested for the new vessel included Usain Boat but Boaty McBoatface is currently winning the poll by a landslide.

Igneococcus Sun 20-Mar-16 07:05:51

I used to go out on research vessels a lot, not as much at the moment. I would love going out on a boat called Boaty McBoatface, I quite like Usain Boat as well.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 20-Mar-16 07:06:38

This is why the British public should not be allowed to vote for things 😁

BoatyMcBoatface Sun 20-Mar-16 07:14:13

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3500669/We-ship-Boaty-McBoatface-Jokers-make-runaway-favourite-poll-new-Royal-Research-Ship-instead-following-tradition-picking-hero-explorer.html not sure how to do a link hope this works. Someone in the comments has suggested RSS Blackadder that would be a great name to sail under grin

exLtEveDallas Sun 20-Mar-16 07:23:45

I would normally find something like this funny, but as I liked, respected and personally knew Henry Worsley I just, can't. sad

BoatyMcBoatface Sun 20-Mar-16 07:33:22

I find the idea funny but I would vote for Henry Worsley it's a good tradition to acknowledge talent and hard work. Also the vote is just a suggestion there is no compulsion to actually name the boat with one of the Mickey takes I didn't mean to offend it just tickled me.

exLtEveDallas Sun 20-Mar-16 07:59:50

Oh I'm not offended. Just surprised at how sad this makes me. Daft really, it's a very funny 'joke' but it has opened up how upset I was after he died. He was a great, funny and courageous man. Actually, I need to get over myself. Henry would have thought this was funny, I'm sure.

ProfessorPreciseaBug Sun 20-Mar-16 08:55:32

The argument goes something like this...

I like remote places such as the Antartic.
So I want to spend my time in such places.
And I want to have the place to myself.
But no one else should be allowed to go there... especially tourists and business.
So I argue It is important that someone is allowed to do study and sience there.
That someone must be me.. of course.
Someone else must pay for me to do it the science.
That will be you the tax payer.

Oh by the way, I need a new boat to keep me warm so lets have a competition to name it. I can out up with a stupid name as long as you suckers pay for me to have a new boat....
And if you are lucky I will make a TV show for you to watch.
Am I getting cynical in my old age?

Lighteningirll Sun 20-Mar-16 09:34:34

I think the world would be a far, far poorer place without scientific research couldn't be happier for my hard earned tax monies to be spent this way! Couldn't agree more about tourists and 'travelling' both of which may have a dubious claim to be enriching for the perpetrator but are often damaging for the unwitting recipient.

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