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Trainy McTrainface: Swedish rail firm approves name following online poll

MTR Express allows name following public vote, saying news will bring joy to many – and ‘not just in Sweden’

 

 

 

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Suica

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Wonderbolt

I thought it was just the British public that were idiots after the boat incident, seems the Swedish are equily as foolish =p.

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miyakoji

Yeah maybe I'm a bit of a stick in the mud but I was pleased to see that ship get a respectable name.

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Kabutoni

This is how democracy actually works. :P

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cteno4

Me too. Don't know why they bother to run this type of contest as the absurdity of behavior on the web will just lead to this. It was nice to hear the guy who first proposed it regretted it.

 

Jeff

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HantuBlauLOL

They asked the internet so.. gotta deal with it.

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Kitayama

I'm happy with the new name. Some people will choose their competitor instead.

/Working for the competitor...

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marknewton

Couldn't be any worse than calling the thing a FLIRT... :)

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Drunkenclam

Best not to give the general public a vote on anything. Just look at X factor or *** got talant. Or elections :D

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Ochanomizu

Hello,

 

Just look at the Prime Ministers, Presidents, Senators and Mayors we elect democratically world-wide.  Why would you expect anything better from a democratically chosen name?

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Welshbloke

If you want to put it to a vote as a way of encouraging public interest, then make it a vote on a shortlist rather than a completely open one. Otherwise the wonderfully silly sense of humour displayed by the Internet will give you Boaty McBoatface.

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