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

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Other non-living objects are personified, countries are usually "he" or "she" (" Fatherland, ... Even when ships stopped being given feminine names they were still ...

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

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Dec 18, 2007 ... Even when ships stopped being given feminine names they were still referred to as 'she', but basically this analogy was due to a captain's love ...

Why are Boats Called She? (with pictures)

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Countries are also called she, as are cars sometimes, but the latter example is almost certainly ... One plausible theory is that boats are traditionally given female names, typically the .... I have always sailed and always called my vessel " She".

Why Are Boats Named After Women? | eHow

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Boats haven't always been named after women. ... However, the tradition of giving a boat a feminine name runs through centuries of sailing, although no one knows for ... Boats and other vehicles typically take female gender and pronouns.

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

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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 are boats referred to as "she"? - BoatSafe Kids! - BoatSafe.com

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why are boats a "she"? ... Connie asks: I am trying to find out why boats are always referred to as the female gender. ... Whether its proper name is masculine , or whether it is a man o'war, a battleship, or a nuclear submarine, a ship is always ...

When were boats first called "she" w/female names? - The ...

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You see a lot of historical boats with male names, like "Jesus of ... You 'drive' a car ... A ship is called a "she" because there is always a great deal of bustle ... like John Wayne said............ should never have given em' the vote !

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

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Sep 17, 2010 ... Hurricanes used to get only female names, too. ... people such as countries, ships, or vehicles, or when referring to certain other machines. This ...

What is the gender of an aircraft? - English Language & Usage ...

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Oct 31, 2011 ... I know that a ship is always referred using "she", but what about aircraft? ... My mom had an odd tendency to name her cars, but they were ... If an aircraft is given a gender, it is normally female, along the same lines as for ships ...

Why People Name Their Machines - The Atlantic

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Jun 23, 2014 ... Think of a device, and someone out there has probably given it a human name. ... small objects like the jack in a game of bowls or the flag flown at the bow of a ship , ... Gunnild was a well-known female name in the twelfth century but was ... But you might be more likely to ride in a driverless car if the vehicle ...

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Why is a ship a she? « Etymology « Glossophilia

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Mar 30, 2013 ... “A ship is called a she because there is always a great deal of bustle ... other vessels and vehicles) often referred to with the feminine pronoun? ... of our existence names of the ultimate symbols of life-giving femininity: Mother ...

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

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Were galleon ships usually almost identical on both sides? ... Countries are also called she, as are cars sometimes, but the latter example ... One plausible theory is that boats are called she because they are traditionally given female names, ...

Why are boats considered as females? - FunTrivia Homepage

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Jul 28, 2007 ... Why are boats considered as females - trivia question /questions answer / answers. ... I am certain I read somewhere that both cars and boats are considered female as ... A ship is called a "she" because there is always a great deal of ... Whether its proper name is masculine, or whether it is a man o'war,...