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 ,,,,,,,
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 ...
One of the most enduring traditions of the sea is the concept of naming a vessel.
Boats are historically named after women, although it has always been a bit of a ...
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 ...
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.”.
Interestingly enough, though a boat is always female, its name does not have to
reflect its gender. However in many cases you will see that it does. Boat and ...
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