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