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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 are boats considered as females? - Fun Trivia


Jul 28, 2007 ... I am certain I read somewhere that both cars and boats are considered female as they are generally MASTERED and controlled by men ,,,,,,,

Why are Boats Called She? (with pictures)


Countries are also called she, as are cars sometimes, but the latter example is almost certainly an extension from boats. One plausible theory is that boats are ...

Re: She


Aug 9, 2001 ... Cars, boats, and musical instruments have a liminal quality as objects that causes us to engender them female (perhaps for reasons that would ...

Why are Boats Called She.....?? - Sudanese Merchant Seamen


The exact reason why boats are called she in English is lost to history. ... Countries are also called she, as are cars sometimes, but the latter example is almost ...

Gender in English - He, She, or It? - English as 2nd Language


Anthropomorphism is also used with some vehicles such as cars and boats. Some people refer to their car as 'she', while sailors commonly refer to ships as ...

Why is a Ship Called She - HubPages


Mar 19, 2015 ... “How do you like my new Exelero sports car; Isn't she a beauty?” ... Another plausible theory is that boats are called “she” because they are ...

Why Are Boats Named After Women? | eHow


Boats and other vehicles typically take female gender and pronouns. This also explains why people refer to a boat as "she," even if the boat's name is masculine  ...

Why are Boats and or Cars named after woman? | Yahoo Answers


Mar 31, 2008 ... Not to many cars are named for women but a lot of boats are. .... name their cars, boats, vehicles a woman's name or refer to them as "she"?

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Why is a ship a she? « Etymology « Glossophilia


Mar 30, 2013 ... “A ship is called a she because there is always a great deal of bustle ... But seriously: why are ships and countries (and sometimes cars and other ... The practice of naming boats and ships after women continues today, ...

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


Sep 17, 2010 ... Sometimes people are referring to mechanical objects as "she": I love my car. She always gets the best service. Are there any rules when it is ...

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


Dec 2, 2010 ... Under its entry for “she,” the Oxford English Dictionary describes the usage ... female sex is conventionally attributed,” such as “a ship or boat.”.