The port authority for Auckland, New Zealand has asked the internet community to select the name of its new all-electric tug, and it has received 3,000 suggestions, including several novel options. Learning from the experience of the UK Natural Environment Research Council – which was surprised when the online public selected “Boaty McBoatface” as the name for its new $250 million polar research vessel – the seaport is curating the choices before the final vote.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the port authority decided to remove Tuggy McTugface from the running for the new tug. Also eliminated were The Fighting Queen of Covid, Electric Disco Biscuit and Doug. Read on.
Well, it could have been Clownface Von Fuckstick. – ed.