Public names locomotive 'Trainy McTrainface'
July 23, 2017 | 27 comments
The new train has acquired a rather ridiculous name. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 James nlwiki
A recent poll in Sweden has shown, once again, why asking the public to name anything is a bad idea.
When intercity railway operator MTR Express opened up the naming of its new express train to the public vote recently, expectations were high that the winning suggestion would be a good one.
Sadly though, the locomotive ended up with the absurd moniker 'Trainy McTrainface'.
The result echoes that of a similar poll in the UK which asked the public to come up with a name for the Natural Environment Research Council's new Antarctic research vessel.
The winning name, Boaty McBoatface, was so stupid that the organizers took the decision to assign it to the vessel's accompanying yellow robotic submarine instead.
MTR Express, by contrast, has actually decided to stick with the public's choice.
"We like this name as we think that Boaty McBoatface from UK kind of got his revenge now by his cousin Trainy McTrainface winning this poll," said a spokesman.
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