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Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Archive (ships as "she") - Wikipedia


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


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


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 ...

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


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 is a ship called a she? | Reference.com


Though the exact roots of the tradition of calling a ship a "she" are lost to ... In truth, the real reason behind various vehicles being referred to as female may ...

Why are boats considered as females? - FunTrivia.com


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."

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


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 ...

Why We Call a Ship a She - The Goat Locker


Ships are referred to as "she" because men love them, but this encompasses ... that "to furnish a ship requireth much trouble, but to furnish a woman the cost is ...

gender - Why are ships always female? - English Language & Usage


Aug 30, 2016 ... Is it a good practice to refer to countries, ships etc using the feminine ... I was reading wikipedia about a ship and it it's always refered as female.

Why are Boats Called She? (with pictures)


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