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#26 Nearholmer

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 18:04

This train naming marks the point at which I have definitely, and probably irrevocably, become a grumpy old bngger.

I cannot, try as I might, find anything even mildly amusing about it; it's simply infantile.

(Mallard, I think I am more miserable than you, but that is no surprise when you appear to be an attractive young woman, who presumably has the world at her feet, while I seem to be a railway guard, ordered by his boss to look cheerful for a poster, but actually rather fed up with the low pay on the railways in 1939.)
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#27 Mallard60022

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 19:22

This train naming marks the point at which I have definitely, and probably irrevocably, become a grumpy old bngger.

I cannot, try as I might, find anything even mildly amusing about it; it's simply infantile.

(Mallard, I think I am more miserable than you, but that is no surprise when you appear to be an attractive young woman, who presumably has the world at her feet, while I seem to be a railway guard, ordered by his boss to look cheerful for a poster, but actually rather fed up with the low pay on the railways in 1939.)

Totally agree about the trains. Also locomotives should have decent names which actually mean something (IMO). However, Grit Spreaders and Gully Pot Cleaners (for example) can carry daft names just for fun. 

Actually I think your Guard is quite a jolly looking fellow; quite Thomas the Tank Engine.

Fart Controller. 


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#28 jjb1970

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 19:31

I never realised how much thought can go into naming ships until I got involved in a couple of new build projects where I witnessed the deliberations behind the names eventually chosen. The main area of concern was a negative one, to make sure that the names under consideration would not be offensive or contentious in other languages on their intended routes. A name that sounds splendid to us may sound like some XXX rated foul mouthed filth in some countries or rather suggestive (I always remember seeing a ship called V*gina, clearly it was a nice name to somebody). Then you get the Boaty McBoatface idiocy.
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#29 APOLLO

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 19:34

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#30 Nearholmer

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 19:54

The truth is, Mallard, if you put glasses on my avatar, I'd look pretty much like him; can you say the same, eh?
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#31 bimble

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 20:04

So, a ferry in Sydney being named 'Ferry McFerryface' in a public poll.... wonder if the guy who came up with the Boaty name in the first place had any idea at what he would unleash...

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...tralia-41977459



#32 Mallard60022

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 09:59

The truth is, Mallard, if you put glasses on my avatar, I'd look pretty much like him; can you say the same, eh?

Nope, however I'd certainly be happy to be able to bend my body parts as she has done/does now! Not sure I'd look that good in a Tu Tu either :o  :triniti:  :scared:download (4).jpg

 

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#33 Hobby

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:32

In other public vote naming news, two Doncaster road gritters have been named:

 

 

Looking further down the report it seems that the Council already had a sense of humour!

 

"The council currently has five named gritter vehicles: Brad Grit, Gritney Spears, The Subzero Hero, Mr Plow and Usain Salt."


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#34 eastwestdivide

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 14:21

^^^___  Is there an echo in here?! 

 

Also, many of the Virgin cable TV vans have some film-related pun-type name: Obi Van Kenobi, Van Diesel, Lee Van Cleef etc.


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#35 Hobby

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 15:48

Ooops! 


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 16:10

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Said by the captain to his crew when he found his boat on a collision course with a supertanker.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 16:19

If anyone thinks this is all a load of carp then you must be even more miserable than me.

I have a complete and utter sense of humour failure when it comes to this boat or train naming carp.

 

Vacuous idiocy, pandering to a load of over-grown kids in a world that is increasingly resembling a kindergarten.


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#38 Mallard60022

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 21:33

I have a complete and utter sense of humour failure when it comes to this boat or train naming carp.

 

Vacuous idiocy, pandering to a load of over-grown kids in a world that is increasingly resembling a kindergarten.

Oh you old spoilsport you..................................... :declare: