It's over. The uber-grand vision of aviation utopia with the name that suggested chimps would fly the planes has been burst.
'Boris Island' will (almost certainly) never be.
The London Mayor's dream of an airport in the Thames Estuary is one he has championed for many a month. Poor chap.
Obviously the British public were quick to soothe BoJo's upset ruffled feathers. Or not...
Attention-grabbing but devoid of substance; amusing but ultimately pointless; self-serving and hollow. 'Boris Island' was surely well-named.— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) September 2, 2014
Boris Island: putting the hub in hubris.— David Schneider (@davidschneider) September 2, 2014
Perhaps the biggest problem was the confusion as to what 'Boris Island' is actually meant to be.
There's a Dollywood, why not a Boris Island? I'd go. What are the rides like?— Jim Bob (@mrjimBob) September 2, 2014
Is Boris Island on Netlfix yet?— Bennett Arron (@BennettArron) September 2, 2014
No wonder it got turned down - Boris Island is a terrible idea for a reality show.— Simon Littlefield (@SimoLittlefield) September 2, 2014
But people decided to imagine anyway.
@AndreaMann "Tuesday. 8:17 am. And things aren't exactly going as planned on Boris Island."— Cliff (@Cliff) September 2, 2014
Others pondered what the mythical place would have been like had it materialised.
The secret plan for Boris Island was that, in an emergency, the runways would slide back and a giant mop of blonde hair would rise up.— Noun (@ncguk) September 2, 2014
I want to live on Boris island. I could sit and sniff his hair all day long.— Lolly (@Lolly_Knickers) September 2, 2014
I always imagined Boris Island would have been a lot like Planet Of The Apes.— Ross Lawson (@Ross_Lawson) September 2, 2014
Some showed that indomitable British spirit and set about creating their own.
I only need two more cereal boxes and an empty washing up bottle to finish off my Boris Island.— Susannah (@FemmeDomestique) September 2, 2014
An inspired few broke into song.
To the tune of Bob the Builder:
Can he build it?
No he can't.— Peter McGladdery (@petermcgladdery) September 2, 2014
Status: singing 'Boris Island' the tune of 'Catch the Pigeon'.— Scriblit (@Scriblit) September 2, 2014
Thoughts turned to the future - what would BoJo do next?
He's probably just saving the name "Boris Island" for the rebranding of the UK when he becomes PM.— Gráinne Maguire (@GrainneMaguire) September 2, 2014
And what's this?! Oh, avert thy eyes Boris...
I don't know about Boris Island, but Donald Trump has one. pic.twitter.com/IjXTCUA7u8— Boothby Graffoe (@boobygraffoe) September 2, 2014
SEE ALSO: Boris Island - A Map