We all bear in mind what took place when the Wonderful British general public voted on the identify for a All-natural Setting Research Council boat in 2016, very well now the persons have the electricity all about again…
Terrible issues may possibly be taking place all about the globe – a disaster in Syria, political tyrants gaining way too a lot electricity and widespread famine, but there’s just one detail we can generally rely on – the British humour.
You’d feel the British council would have learnt their lesson right after previous year’s debacle, but it appears to be not…
The option to give the boat what ever identify they liked was handed about to the general public and boy did they pick out a excellent one…
Boaty McBoatface was the identify of alternative as picked by the persons and it was glorious.
However, it obviously was not the just one the council experienced in mind, so instead, they did the unspeakable, retracting their promise and renaming the boat their way…
It experienced been legally chosen, was what the persons preferred and by rights, the new vessel should’ve been christened with the childishly amazing identify of Boaty McBoatface.
Unfortunately, it was not to be, and the council overrode the will of the persons (hardly astonishing) instead naming the boat right after everyone’s honorary grandad – and nationwide treasure – Sir David Attenborough.
Obviously forgetting their gross misjudgement of the British people’s capability to poke enjoyment at authority and have a damn excellent laugh with it, the electricity has when once more been handed to the persons.
The Isle of White Council have now handed about the final decision of naming their new boat to the persons and odds on it owning a different strange identify are now really high.
Next in the footsteps of Gritty McGritterface and Footy McFootyface, Floaty McFloatface is now high on the naming agenda.
Much more than three,000 votes have now been solid, which indicates there’s a potent probability Floaty McFloatface could come to fruition.
Giant Floater, The Floater, Floatwood Mac, Bryan Ferry, Ferry McFerryface and You Float my Boat are also on the record – any of which would make the grade in my humble impression.
Following the complete farce of asking the persons to identify the boat, then deeming it an inappropriate identify, let us hope Floaty sticks this time.
A bit like Brexit, (controversial, I know) if the persons want it, the persons ought to get it…
Fb/Isle of White council