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I find it mildly offensive to refer to ships as "she" rather than "it." As one ... Ships are female in order to be the counterpoint of the male sailors. I'm not saying that ...

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

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Connie asks: I am trying to find out why boats are always referred to as the female gender.. When and why did this practice start? According to Yarns of the Sea, ...

Why is a ship a she? « Etymology « Glossophilia

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Mar 30, 2013 ... The practice of naming boats and ships after women continues today, ... “Ships are referred to as 'she' because men love them, but this ...

Why are boats considered as females? - FunTrivia.com

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Jul 28, 2007 ... Why are boats considered as females - trivia question /questions ... a battleship, or a nuclear submarine, a ship is always referred to as "she."

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

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Dec 2, 2010 ... We can't say for certain why ships were traditionally referred to with feminine ... female sex is conventionally attributed,” such as “a ship or boat.

SLASPA TRIVIA-"Why are Boats Referred to as "She"? | Saint Lucia ...

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Have you ever wondered why boats are always referred to as the female gender. ... For this reason, a Mediterranean sailor always referred to their ship as “she”, ...

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

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Mar 21, 2002 ... A spokesman for the Royal Navy said it would continue to refer to ships as female . It traditionally chooses masculine or geographical names, ...

pronouns - Referring to objects as "she" - English Language ...

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Sep 17, 2010 ... Objects referred to as "she" by those groups tend to have the .... cars and alike are called "She" is because ships are made from Female oak, ...

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

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Feb 14, 2011 ... I am a Master Mariner and ships have always been referred to in the female gender. In ancient days of old ships usually always bore female ...

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

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Jan 1, 2014 ... Why do we consider a ship female when we know that it is not alive? ... and she) to refer specifically to persons or animals of one or other sex, ...

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

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Feb 1, 2014 ... Linked to this is the common practice of giving ships female figureheads and names, often after deities or members of a shipowner's family.

Why are Boats Called She? (with pictures)

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Jul 19, 2016 ... One plausible theory is that boats are traditionally given female .... even the boats named after men are often referred as a 'she' by her sailors.

Why are almost all ships considered 'female'? - Quora

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Prince Henry of Portugal, explorer, king, and expedition financier commented that he referred to all his ships as "she" because "like a woman, they take much ...