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#22
I come from a land down under
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Was going to say something similar to Mic, been on ferries 100s or maybe 1000s of times, doubt I could have told you the name of any of them, 2minutes after I got off.

Can’t understand why so many are bent out of shape over this.
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#23
Canberra Australia
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Originally posted by Relaxing Robbies
I 'd like a ride on a ferry with a funny name like that. Anyone got a child I can borrow next time I'm in Sydney, so that I can pretend it is the child that wants the ride, not me?
I have a granddaughter that would love a ferry ride.
#24
Canberra Australia
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Originally posted by GUT2407
Was going to say something similar to Mic, been on ferries 100s or maybe 1000s of times, doubt I could have told you the name of any of them, 2minutes after I got off.

Can’t understand why so many are bent out of shape over this.
Exactly, it may be not in line with other ferries names, but then they used to be named after places before that.
#25
I come from a land down under
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
I have a granddaughter that would love a ferry ride.
Bet she’d prefer a cruise.

In here genes I’d guess.
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#27
Batehaven, Australia
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Originally posted by Docker123
As long as the ferry is not named Titanic.
McTitanic ?

So are McDonalds going to take over the snack bar franchise on this new ferry, Quarter pounder please...What ? No Four n' Twenty pies on board?
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#28
Melbourne, Australia
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Originally posted by MMDown Under
15,000 suggestions were made to name six new harbour ferries. The most popular were Victor Chang, Fred Hollows and Catherine Hamlin, which are already cruising the harbour.

Ferry McFerryface follows UK's polar ship named Boaty McBoatface.
Which was in turn named after the famous race horse called Horsey McHorseface. Love the commentary for that race. Check it out on youtube.
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#29
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Originally posted by DT1304
Which was in turn named after the famous race horse called Horsey McHorseface.
The joke has been done three times now, sadly it gets less funny with repetition.

I would have called it "Bryan", but nobody under 50 would have got it.
#30
Canberra Australia
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Originally posted by GUT2407
Bet she’d prefer a cruise.

In here genes I’d guess.
Yes, she has enjoyed one already but I am not sure she actually remembers it too much. She drank a lot that cruise.
#31
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Originally posted by SinbadThePorter
The joke has been done three times now, sadly it gets less funny with repetition.

I would have called it "Bryan", but nobody under 50 would have got it.
My son would have got it and he is well under 50.
#32
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BTW, previous Sydney ferries have been named after Beaches, First fleet ships, Ladies, high achievers or people of renown, indigenous people, gems and types of vessels.
#33
Batehaven, Australia
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
BTW, previous Sydney ferries have been named after Beaches, First fleet ships, Ladies, high achievers or people of renown, indigenous people, gems and types of vessels.
We could have called the new ferry, Mr and Mrs GUT, what say ye? Bottle of $5.95 Eagle Hawk Australian Sparkling Wine at the launch, who need Moet? Or even Sir Benjo, or Anne Sherry, all legends in the cruise industry.
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#34
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In the good ole days, Sydney ferries had memorable names and histories. The greatest of all was the South Steyne. I remember many Manly crossings and even a bouncy trip up the coast to Broken Bay. I don't think the latest option will be as memorable.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...1a2fc758616db6
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#35
Canberra Australia
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Originally posted by NSWP
We could have called the new ferry, Mr and Mrs GUT, what say ye? Bottle of $5.95 Eagle Hawk Australian Sparkling Wine at the launch, who need Moet? Or even Sir Benjo, or Anne Sherry, all legends in the cruise industry.
All good suggestions.
What about Gutty Mcgutface.?
#36
Batehaven, Australia
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
All good suggestions.
What about Gutty Mcgutface.?
Or McMic ??
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#38
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
LOL, what about Lessy Mc LesFace
Accepted and a life time Ferry pass.
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#40
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Originally posted by SinbadThePorter
The joke has been done three times now, sadly it gets less funny with repetition.

I would have called it "Bryan", but nobody under 50 would have got it.
C'mon C'mon....

Let's stick together - on this
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