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Vegemite tries to hijack Qantas name-our-planes competition

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Doh!

"The continent-sized country's flag-carrying airline is, rather stupidly, allowing the great unwashed to name its eight new Airbus A380s."

The new Planes are Boeing 787s not Airbus A380s you daft Drongo!

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Re: Doh!

Bugger - ya beat me to it...

Have an Upvote...

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Paris Hilton

Re: Doh!

You'd have thought the Dreamliner bit would have been an indication, no?

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Re: Doh!

You'd think that this would have made IDing the correct plane mode easy:

"allowing the great unwashed to name its eight new Airbus A380s.

"We want their names to reflect the true Spirit of Australia," gushes the NAME THE DREAMLINER page"

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Re: Doh!

A dingo ate his airplane identification guide.

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Bruce

Name all eight planes Bruce to avoid causing a little confusion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyVX3uJpqxc

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Joke

Re: Bruce

Surely they should be called 'Sheila' as they're normally considered in the female?

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Re: Bruce

Rule One? - NO COPTERS!

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Black Helicopters

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There is no plane six.

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Call one EMC after the famous Aussie physicist who put bubbles into beer.

What do you mean Young Einstein wasn't a biopic?

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Happy

Re: Call one EMC after the famous Aussie physicist who put bubbles into beer.

What do you mean Young Einstein wasn't a biopic?

You should check by using Google, or Yahoo. Seriously.

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How about Bruce, Sheila, Blue, Mate, Bludger, Drongo, Kylie and Madge - that seems to cover the aussie spectrum, right?

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Linux

How about Bruce, Sheila, Blue, Mate, Bludger, Drongo, Kylie and Madge - that seems to cover the aussie spectrum, right?

What, no "Skippy"??

And I suppose that naming one "Rolf" would be, uh, in poor taste these days?

Penguin icon because it's cladistically a type of kangaroo.

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Other Australians

Murdoch isn't that popular

I quite like Clive James. His "J.K. Rowlings Envy" "point of view" for BBC was a classic.

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Happy

Re: Other Australians

Clive James. He reminds me of Wilco Johnson, true bravery in the face of death, and then given a second chance with almost miraculous medical interventions.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/oct/10/clive-james-still-being-alive-is-embarrassing

Wilco:-

"October was my deadline," he says. "If I can use that word." "But October had come and gone," he grins, "and a friend of mine - who is both a photographer and a cancer doctor - became curious as to why I wasn't dead. And why I wasn't even sick."

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/wilko-johnson-cancer-interview

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I've Got One...

"Use Australian Maintenance Crews"

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Australian tradition

Following in the tradition of the "Great Sandy Desert" and the "Snowy Mountains", I suggest naming these eight large aircraft "Large Aircraft 1-8"

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Honor Australia's Greatest Hero.

Name one of them "A Knife" and the other seven "Not A Knife"

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Re: Honor Australia's Greatest Hero.

Not Knifey McKnifeface? For shame ...

Joking aside, they should name one after Steve Irwin (assuming they haven't already done so) - CRIKEY!

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Re: Honor Australia's Greatest Hero.

Hmm.

This isn't a widebody aircraft, and it'll be flying over vast tracts of Outback. So for most of the time it'll be a slim dusty plane. I feel like there's a connection to an Aussie hero there, but can't quite put my finger on it.

Icon - beer, but bring your own because the pub doesn't have any.

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Re: Honor Australia's Greatest Hero.

Well played ...

(not an Australian, but I do know who you are referring to)

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Re: Honor Australia's Greatest Hero.

Since they are in the transportation business ...

Sirius

Supply

Alexander

Charlotte

Friendship

Lady Penrhyn

Prince of Wales

Scarborough

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Re: Honor Australia's Greatest Hero.

That's not a Knifey McKnifeface, it's a spoon.

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Re: Honor Australia's Greatest Hero.

"There is no spoon". PP

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Convict Colony

How do you know when a plane is full of Poms?

It does not stop whining when you turn the engines off.

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That ain't the Poms, Yob, that's the APU ...

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You'd think after Boaty McBoatface

people would have learned ....

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Re: You'd think after Boaty McBoatface

Yes, I hope someone has proposed Qanty McQantface.

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Re: You'd think after Boaty McBoatface

I have. I'm keen to see one of the planes named "Sir David Attenborough".

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Re: You'd think after Boaty McBoatface

Vote is in for...

'Planey McPlaneface'

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The unfriendly skys?

Bull Shark, Eastern Brown Snake, Taipan, Saltwater Croc, Sydney Funnel Web Spider, Blue Ring Octopus, Box Jellyfish, and Drop Bear.

If they don't like those names they might as well use Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Re: The unfriendly skys?

Their wild horses,brumbies,kill more people than sharks !!

How about rusty dump 1-8 ?

Or criminal 1-8 ?

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Re: The unfriendly skys?

Why would anyone want to see snakes on a plane?

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"Home and Away"?

or if used to fly to NZ "Neighbours"?

Or going back to my Uni days and call it Prisoner Cell Block H.

They could name them after that Aussie bloke who went out with Liz Hurley. He was on my TV every night at one point advertising online poker and baldness cures - did he do anything else? He seems to be the person who comes to mind when I think of Australia other than those already mentioned by others and Dame Edna Everage and Bryan Brown.

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George Lazenby?

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T&C

"The entry must be:free from any claims, inc. trademark claims, by other parties."

Vegemite Co.: "Hey, we suggested it, you think we'd go make a trademark claim afterwards? Wouln't be very sporting, now."

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Of course Vegemite would make a trademark claim - just as soon as the publicity from the naming process died down.

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Use native animal names

A good one is Drop Bear.

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All I can say

Is 'Thank (insert deity of choice)' that one well known Aussi is definitely out of the running.

Anything to do with Hoag's gets my vote.

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If they can't use Vegemite...

How about naming a plane "Parwill"?

(look it up).

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Re: If they can't use Vegemite...

<deliberately-obtuse>Parwill... you mean "a well mannered child"?</deliberately-obtuse>

Not sure I particularly like being called "self-loading baggage" it must be said. (Self-loathing might be closer to the truth.)

IMHO it's a better experience than you get with Sleasy Jet or Rhino Hair. (Actually, those sound like great suggestions for them, don't you think?)

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Re: If they can't use Vegemite...

Well played mate.

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Go

Some humble suggestions....

"Australia Fare"

"Going Outback"

"Air(s) Rock"

"Travel Darwin-ian"

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Something to love and hate:

* Halal Snack Pack

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"iPlane 2.0"

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Ona serios note

Lots of RAAF VC winners could be commemorated.

Or on a less serious not e 'lemon meringingue pie'

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Happy

Re: Ona serios note

Let me guess - you know how to start spelling "meringue" but don't know how to stop?

(Unless there's a cultural reference I'm missing. So many. So hard to keep track.)

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Re: Ona serios note

Let me guess - you know how to start spelling "meringue" but don't know how to stop?

First name Kylie, right?

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How about

Farnarkling? Or Dave Sorensen?

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