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I find it mildly offensive to refer to ships as "she" rather than "it." As one example ( of many) see USS John S. McCain (DD-928). Does Wikipedia have a policy on ...

Why is a ship a she? « Etymology « Glossophilia

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Mar 30, 2013 ... Why are ships called she? “A ship is called a she because there is always a great deal of bustle around her; there is usually a gang of men ...

Why are ships referred to as "she"? | Yahoo Answers

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Jan 6, 2010 ... He however was quoted as saying that all his ships were a "she" ... The exact reason why boats are called she in English is lost to history.

Lloyd's List sinks the tradition of calling ships 'she' - Telegraph

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Mar 21, 2002 ... SHIPS should no longer be called "she", the industry's newspaper has decreed.

grammar - Using “she” pronoun to refer to a ship - English Language ...

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Jan 1, 2014 ... Why—and based on what—do we use “she” with “ship” in the English language? Why do we ... On a blog : Why is a ship called a SHE?

Why are boats referred to as "she"? - BoatSafe Kids! - BoatSafe.com

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why are boats a "she"? ... Although women were considered to bring bad luck at sea, mariners always use the pronoun "she" when referring to their ships.

The Grammarphobia Blog: Why did we start “she”-ing ships?

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Dec 2, 2010 ... A: As we've written on our blog, the personification of nonliving nouns (e.g., ships or nations) as “she” has fallen out of common usage. It's now ...

Why is a Ship Called She - HubPages

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Mar 19, 2015 ... Why is a ship called she? That question is right up there with Why is the sky blue ? Why is the grass green? Why have I chosen this subject?

Why is a ship a "she"? - Norwegian Merchant Fleet 1939-1945

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We always call a ship a "she" and not without a reason. For she displays a well- shaped knee regardless of the season. She scorns the man whose heart is faint ...

gender - Is it a good practice to refer to countries, ships etc using the ...

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Feb 14, 2011 ... While talking about ships and countries, is it a good practice to use the .... Ships are usually called she on the grounds that they have definite ...

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Ask a grown-up: why are boats called she? | Life and style | The ...

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Feb 1, 2014 ... Dr Pieter van der Merwe: 'One suggestion relates to the idea of goddesses and mother figures looking after a ship.' Illustration: Philip ...

Why We Call a Ship a She - The Goat Locker

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Why We Call a Ship a She. By Rear Admiral Francis D. Foley, U.S. Navy (Retired) . Naval History, December 1998. A salty retired U.S. Navy flag officer shuns the ...

Why is a ship is called 'she' in English? - Quora

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There are lots of languages where every single inanimate object is either a "he" or a "she". French and German, just for example. Some of that leaked over in...