She is a feminine third-person, singular personal pronoun (subjective case) in
Modern English. ... She is also used instead of it for things to which feminine
gender is conventionally attributed: a ...
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
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 ,,,,,,,
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, such as his ...
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 ...
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.”.
Naming boats after women. There are two prominent theories about the more re-
cent tradition of giving boats feminine names. As be- lief in ancient gods faded, ...
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 ...
Women in sailing days of yore never even got a chance to practice these
superstitions — an old nautical superstition held that women on ships or boats
Jan 12, 2016 ... There were not enough lifeboats. The class system also meant some women and
children were trapped below deck and didn't get to the boats ...