Monday, 20 November, 2017

Sydney harbour ferry named 'Ferry McFerryface' after public vote

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Nellie Chapman | 14 November, 2017, 03:22

The last of a new fleet of Sydney Harbour ferries will be christened Ferry McFerryface - Sydney's second most popular choice after the now famous jokey Mc-moniker, Boaty McBoatface.

"We're in talks now to just leave the ferry by the wharf and run the daily service without it", said the source.

Run a competition asking Sydney to name a new ferry, expect the outright silliest name to win.

Hundreds of Sydneysiders voted for the name in a public competition, with NSW Public Transport revealing the official title on social media overnight. Twitter gave yesterday's announcement mixed reviews.

But "this one is for the kids" Mr Constance reiterated on Monday.

Australia's most populous city is getting a new fleet of inner harbour ferries, one of which, due to an online naming poll, will be Ferry McFerryface.

The internet's commitment to the [thing] y Mc [thing] face construction has been steadfast so far, beginning in 2016 with a British research vessel dubbed - under similar polling circumstances - Boaty McBoatface.

Three of the other ferries have already been named.

It joins other spin-offs from the original name including a Swedish train named Trainy McTrainyface and an Australian racehorse named Horsey McHorseface.

Although the UK's Natural Environment Research Council ignored the will of the public, deciding to name their boat the RSS Sir David Attenborough, our transport department nevertheless saw fit to avoid a double-up.