Instead, our dear old Boaty will explore the polar seas as a yellow submarine while the research ship sails into the ocean as Sir David Attenborough.
Which raises this important question:
..and what's the point in naming the sub #BoatyMcBoatface? Surely that should be Subby McSubface?
— Sally (@manicrose1984) May 6, 2016
And this one:
The internet is now mourning ‘the death of democracy’…
#BoatyMcBoatface is the UK's Nice treaty! People: "We vote THIS!" Gov: "Great!.. It's just… well we don't like it, so vote again!"
— Eoghan McDermott (@eoghanmcdermo) May 6, 2016
— AM?DI (@KeloidKrown) May 6, 2016
What do you mean it's not going to be called a #BoatyMcBoatface ?? ?????
— Harry Leverment (@HJSLeverment) May 6, 2016
Democracy died the day they refused to name that boat #BoatyMcBoatface
— Charles F Purcell (@CharlesFPurcell) May 6, 2016
… while at the same time grieving over the death of their beloved Boaty McBoatface.
RIP #BoatyMcBoatface 2016-2016. Gone, but never forgotten.
— Sam Coleman (@colemansa) May 6, 2016
But desperate times call for desperate measures… so someone has launched a petition on Change.org, asking Sir David Attenborough to change his name to Boaty McBoatface.
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