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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 ...


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 ...


It's a mix of logic, tradition, and romance. A ship or boat is a vessel. It holds air, so the water can't come in. Women, at the time that this nomenclature was developed, ...


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 ...


Is it a good practice to refer to countries, ships etc using the feminine form? ... I think ships are referred to as "she" in English due to metaphorical associations, not due to any residual .... Is a male fox widely called a “dog fox”?


1. Why—and based on what—do we use “she” with “ship” in the English language? Why do we consider a ship female when we know that it is not alive? ... poem, Why is a ship a "she"? On a blog : Why is a ship called a SHE?


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.


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?


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


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 ...