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    Texas "Donald J. Trump Elementary School" or . . .

    'Schoolie McSchoolface' proposed as new name for Texas elementary school

    Published April 25, 2016 FoxNews.com

    Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Austin. (Google Street View)

    From the same Internet that brought the public Boaty McBoatface comes… Schoolie McSchoolface?

    After a school board in Austin, Texas voted to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School, the district sought community input for the new name, KXAN reported.


    The top nomination: Donald J. Trump Elementary (45 nominations).


    Other candidates included: Adolph Hitler School for Friendship and Tolerance, Bleeding Heart Liberal Elementary, Boaty McBoatface Elementary School (of course), Hypothetical Perfect Person Memorial Elementary School and Schoolie McSchoolface. Also, Schooly McSchoolerson.


    Though the Austin Independent School District asked for recommendations, its board members will have final say on the new name.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/04/25...l?intcmp=hpbt4

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    Landslide win for 'Boaty McBoatface' in $300M research ship naming poll

    By Tiffany Ap, CNN
    Updated 4:17 PM ET, Mon April 18, 2016

    (CNN)The internet has spoken -- and "RRS Boaty McBoatface" is the people's choice to name a $300 million state-of-the-art polar research ship.

    Over 7,000 names were submitted to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) poll which closed April 16, but "Boaty McBoatface" won easily with 124,109 votes.

    It all began when the NERC invited the public to christen the 129-meter long icebreaker, the largest and most advanced British research vessel to date.


    They asked for names that were inspirational, such as a historical figure or a landmark.


    However, after former BBC presenter James Hand cheekily suggested the Boaty moniker it quickly became the crowd favorite over more traditional names like "RRS Henry Worsley" after the British explorer who died in January while attempting a solo, unaided mission across the Antarctic.


    At one point, the site struggled under the number of users flocking to vote.


    Surprised by the popularity, Hand offered an apology as the joke took on a life of its own.



    It spawned countless silly riffs.

    A UK train service from Portsmouth to Waterloo was briefly renamed "Trainy McTrainface" much to the amusement of its passengers.


    A grocery store debuted a new type of Cheshire: "Cheesy McCheeseface".


    A British zoo pre-empted a similar internet takeover of the naming of its newest penguin chick and banned "Penguin McPenguinface" as an option.


    Cruise company Royal Caribbean even invited Hand to name one of their vessels.


    Racehorse named Horsey McHorseFace because "hey, why not?"

    The NERC, for its part, appears to have taken the publicity all in good fun.



    There's no guarantee that they will follow through on the public's choice but whatever its name, the vessel will be setting sail for Antarctica in 2019.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/18/world/...ace-wins-vote/

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