As if the saga of Boaty McBoatface wasn’t enough, Oldham Council in England are seeking a name for their new gritter. Suggestions so far include True Grit, Gritney Spears and Usain Salt.
…as the name of one of the underwater ROVs aboard the newly named RRS Sir David Attenborough.
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Who says select committees can’t be fun? Whether it was north poll or south poll, Civil Servant Martin Donnelly doesn’t want to say what topped that attempt to find a name for a polar expedition vessel. Unfortunately, he’s met his match with the inquisitorial skills of MP Roger Bacon. What was that name again?