My heart is breaking.
Boaty McBoatface has become the overwhelming choice in a public vote to name a £200m polar research ship.
The name, suggested by former BBC Radio Jersey presenter James Hand, went viral, crashing the Natural Environment Research Council (Nerc) website.
It was your fault for asking the internet, guys. And now, they’re taking it all away.
A website inviting name suggestions had attracted huge interest, with Boaty McBoatface the runaway favourite.
But Science Minister Jo Johnson said there were “more suitable” names.
Leave it to the British to be uptight about this.
Of course, they’re naming it after Sir David Attenborough instead, and I can’t really complain about that. I adore the man, and he definitely makes it in the top 5 of my favorite British people of all time, he deserves the honor and I understand the choice.
Still… Boaty McBoatface would have been glorious.