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Ferry Mcferryface—they’ve been scammed

Ferry Mcferryface—they’ve been scammed

A decision to name Sydney’s newest public transport vessel Ferry McFerryface has split the harbour city. Some are defending the online poll, in which members of the public could decide the names for several new ships, while others are describing the situation as “ridiculous”.

Oh dear! Idiots at the helm of this gee up. In a world where school kids can hack into ASIO, the Pentagon, banks and Centrelink data, controlling an online poll is chicken feed. The pollsters have been conned. Although, our parliamentary system has become a circus, our PM is a clown and were are broke—yep, Ferry McFerryface fits rather nicely. McDonalds must be laughing too—all the way to the bank.

Source: ABC

What do Australians think about Ferry McFerryface?

Maritime Union of Australia assistant branch secretary Paul Garrett this morning even accused the State Government of “taking the mickey” out of NSW public transport.

“I am just wondering why Sydney Harbour has to suffer a second-hand joke from the UK,” he told 2GB.

“Three of the vessels named Victor Chang, Kathryn Hamlin and Fred Hollows are iconic Australians, Bungaree and Pemulwuy are two iconic Indigenous leaders and now we go with this nonsense which was a rejected joke in the United Kingdom.”

However, others are not taking it quite as seriously and see it as a bit of fun for children.

Check out the results of a straw poll at Circular Quay.

Megan—”It’s pretty ridiculous really but it will be a laugh for the city.”

Max—”I think it’s a bit silly, I think it should have something more practical and more Australian, perhaps something dedicated to someone in the past in Australian history.”

“Not that impressed with it to be honest, it seems a bit cheesy really. I wish it was something more iconic or named after someone that was iconic.”

“It’s pretty cool, it’s funny, I reckon it would work.” — Cara

“I love it, absolutely love it, I reckon you can’t take things too seriously and that’s exactly it.” — Tara

“I like it, I think it is fun.” — Leslie

“It’s a pretty quirky play on the job that the boat does.” — Tony

“It sounds interesting, it sounds cool.”

Jill—”I thinks that’s probably fun for the kids, off to Manly or off to the zoo … as long it’s not a connotation with the fast food chain.”

{ 20 comments… add one }
  • Xword 15/11/2017, 7:06 am

    Idiotic name. What was wrong with my vote, Tim Soutphommasane? Good luck to Maritime Service personnel for refusing to man it

    • Don 15/11/2017, 7:44 am

      Please substitute “person it” for your words “man it” Xword – particularly on SSM Day – just think how your words must offend all the proofs out there

      • Crankykoala 15/11/2017, 8:37 am

        Xword, your vote would create problems, spelling and pronunciation.

        Soupoftheday, easier to spell and say.

      • Neville 16/11/2017, 12:16 am

        S’funny – I always thought it was pronounced “south-of-my-an(us)” – meaning he’s located neatly for shitting on.

  • Albert 15/11/2017, 7:56 am

    It is not a joke. It is pure and simple kindergarten grade stupidity that will only amuse those with an IQ of a goat.

    • Lorraine 15/11/2017, 8:47 am

      you damn the Goat oh.

    • Joe Blogs 15/11/2017, 9:56 am

      They could call it “Billy”.

      • Neville 16/11/2017, 12:19 am

        That’s a goodie, JB; “Billy McGoatface”

  • Tom 15/11/2017, 8:11 am

    I’m trying to imagine a crusty old ferry boat captain listing his command time on that ship on his c.v.

  • Lorraine 15/11/2017, 8:55 am

    at least Stan Grant cannot claim it shames his aborigine heritage and wants the name scrubbed off…..

  • Biking Voter 15/11/2017, 9:27 am

    Australia has become the laughing stock of the world over things like the dual citizen debacle, the SSM joke (not funny), submarines that that will never submerge, Melvin the Magnificent and now this.

    Who was the dickhead that came up with the idea of having a poll to name a bloody boat? Why do we not have polls on everything else?

    I know, lets have a poll to see if Trumble should remain as the Prime Minister.

  • Xword 15/11/2017, 9:56 am

    As far as names go, it’s hard to beat Sydney’s northern beaches franchisee of Bark Busters … a gent by the name of Patrick Yap

    • Neville 16/11/2017, 12:19 am

      ROFL!

  • fred 15/11/2017, 11:59 am

    As we have been looking at WW1 why not after one of our greats battles

    • Joe Blogs 15/11/2017, 1:40 pm

      Yes, fred. Apart from the mast, how about an operating memorial to HMAS Sydney’s battle with SMS Emden? The ferry could be called “Sydney” – or, if they must, “Sydney Mcsydneyface”.

  • Bill 15/11/2017, 1:48 pm

    MelvinMcMelvinFace?

    …or is that already taken?

    • Joe Blogs 15/11/2017, 2:20 pm

      Not yet, Bill. They’re wondering which of his two faces they’ll use.

      • Neville 16/11/2017, 12:20 am

        Wot? Only two?

      • Neville 16/11/2017, 12:21 am

        There’s a thought – Kipper Turnbull.
        ‘kipper’, because he’s a two-faced bastard with no guts.

  • Ex ADF 15/11/2017, 7:50 pm

    It is just a boring copy of something the Poms did with naming something a few years ago.

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