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She is a feminine third-person, singular personal pronoun (subjective case) in Modern English. ... gender is conventionally attributed: a ship or boat (especially in colloquial and dialect use), oft...

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? - FunTrivia.com


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 is a ship a she? « Etymology « Glossophilia


Mar 30, 2013 ... The practice of naming boats and ships after women continues today, although certainly not exclusively, as does the habit of feminizing our ...

Boats for Women


Jan 12, 2016 ... Women drowned too, as did some children, but this were as a result of ... The men were denied a place on the boats simply because they were ...

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


Jan 6, 2010 ... One plausible theory is that boats are called she because they are traditionally given female names, typically the name of an important woman ...

Why is a ship always named after a woman? | Yahoo Answers


Dec 18, 2007 ... I think if you look you will see that it is not correct that all or even most ships have female names. If you look at the registry of British and USA ...

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


Dec 2, 2010 ... ... if the old custom of referring to a ship as a female derives from the use of ... female sex is conventionally attributed,” such as “a ship or boat.”.

Why Are Boats Named After Women? | eHow


Boats haven't always been named after women. Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians named their ships after their gods, in the belief that the honored god ...

Superstitions and Lore of Boat Names - GetMyBoat


Below is some background on boat naming traditions to help you figure out why ... Another theory is that since boats were traditionally given female names, they ...

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


Feb 1, 2014 ... Old sailors used to answer this with a sexist joke: "Like a woman, a ship is unpredictable." A more likely suggestion relates to the idea of ...

Why are Boats Called She? (with pictures)


Jul 19, 2016 ... One plausible theory is that boats are traditionally given female names, typically the name of an important woman in the life of the boat's owner, ...

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


Prince Henry of Portugal, explorer, king, and expedition financier commented that he referred to ... Requoted from the following: http://answers.yahoo.com/questio... Trivia: Chinese sailors do not refer to boats or ships as being of either sex.