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Swedish Rail Firm Approves Trainy McTrainface As Name Following Online Poll (theguardian.com) 88

Those disappointed when Britain rejected the name Boaty McBoatface for a polar research ship should find joy in the name of a new train in Sweden. After a public vote, a Swedish rail operator has vowed to name one of its trains Trainy McTrainface. The Guardian reports: Trainy McTrainface won 49% of the votes in the naming competition, conducted online by train operator MTR Express and Swedish newspaper Metro, beating choices such as Hakan, Miriam and Poseidon. The train will run between the Swedish capital Stockholm and Gothenburg, the country's second-biggest city. MTR said another train had been voted to be named "Glenn," an apparent tribute to an IFK Gothenburg soccer team of the 1980s that featured four players of that name -- uncommon in Sweden -- including Glenn Hysen, who later captained Liverpool.
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Swedish Rail Firm Approves Trainy McTrainface As Name Following Online Poll

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  • especially since the Brits didn't go with the winning "Boat McBoatface". In this instance, Sweden beats Britain :)

    • by msauve ( 701917 )
      I've tried to search (go ahead and call me a Googletard, but I don't think that's it), but where did this whole "Xy McXface" meme begin? It predates the boaty thing, doesn't it?
      • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 20, 2017 @11:22PM (#54850623)

        where did this whole "Xy McXface" meme begin?

        This rich tradition goes all the way back to the ancient Greeks, who commonly called one of their mathematicians Archimedey McArchimedesface. Ever since then, it's been applied to all kinds of things, including the well known Augustus Ceasary McCeasarface, and Alexander Graham Belly McBellface.

        And who could forget the much talked about European Uniony McUnionface? Then to lead into your question, the subject of our story Trainy McTrainface is a humorous take-off on the beloved John Coltraney McColtraneface.

      • I've tried to search (go ahead and call me a Googletard, but I don't think that's it), but where did this whole "Xy McXface" meme begin? It predates the boaty thing, doesn't it?

        However it started, it needs to end. It's like speaking baby gibberish as an adult. Every time I see or hear this meme I think of Idiocracy...

        • by rtb61 ( 674572 )

          I think people are reacting at societies being run all too seriously, to harsh and they a looking for the lighter side of life. I would take that vote as being a canary in a mine, government better lighten the fuck up on the people or the people will harden the fuck up on government https://www.youtube.com/watch?... [youtube.com]. Don't whine about government, work to change it.

      • Probably From Blackadder [imdb.com]. "Madder than Mad Jack McMad, the winner of last year's Mr. Madman competition"
  • Glenn (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 20, 2017 @10:03PM (#54850377)

    Glenn is more likely also a gag name, since it's a stereotypical name of men from Gothenburg.

  • by Kernel Kurtz ( 182424 ) on Thursday July 20, 2017 @10:40PM (#54850501) Homepage

    Planes, trains, automobiles.

    Titanic, Enola Gay, Hindenburg, Atlantis, General Lee.........

    I thought Boaty McBoatface was a really good name actually. It really does look like a scaled up children's toy.

  • ...towards democracy :D

  • by LordHighExecutioner ( 4245243 ) on Friday July 21, 2017 @03:03AM (#54851117)
    Sweden will soon be renamed into Swedy McSwedface, and so on...

    Posted on Slashdottyy McSlashdotface
  • This just goes to show that the Swedes have a sense of humor that is lacking in Britain.

  • I'm glad peoples in different countries can show signs of unity on such important topics. /s

    This is awesome. This is exactly what the Internet should be :)

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