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    Australian Ferry Officially Dubbed ‘Ferry McFerryface’

    The ends justify the memes. The most popular name in a vote to christen the final ferry in Sydney Harbor’s new fleet was actually Boaty McBoatface. Since that name was already taken — by a British submersible, rather than its originally intended recipient, polar research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough — Sydney officials named it Ferry McFerryface instead. This joke has already been replicated by Trainy McTrainface, a train, and Horsey McHorseface, a horse. Though popular with voters, some Sydneysiders say it’s disrespectful to the other ferries, all named for prominent Australians.

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