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Gender in English - Wikipedia

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A system of grammatical gender, whereby every noun was treated as either masculine, feminine or neuter, existed in Old English, but fell out of use during the Middle English period. Modern English r...

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

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Oct 31, 2011 ... If one were to decide to infer gender onto an aircraft, female would be the obvious ... Aircraft are usually referred to as "she", just like ships.

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

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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 almost all ships considered 'female'? - Quora

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Prince Henry of Portugal, explorer, king, and expedition financier commented that he referred to .... Are airplane and ship considered as "automobiles"?

Why We Call a Ship a She - The Goat Locker

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Ships are referred to as "she" because men love them, but this encompasses far ... If an aircraft carrier, she will look in a mirror when about to be arrested, and ...

Why are Boats Called She? (with pictures)

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One of the most plausible theories as to why boats are called she is... ... even the boats named after men are often referred as a 'she' by her sailors. And I don't ...

Why are ships referred to as she? | Reference.com

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Ships are referred to as "she" for several reasons that reflect tradition and cultural ... use the feminine form of address for common nouns like ship, car or plane.

Pronoun Overboard - The New Yorker

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Apr 8, 2002 ... Ships have been female in English since at least 1375, according to ... on the decommissioning of a Falklands War aircraft carrier and refer to ...

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

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Feb 1, 2014 ... Dr Pieter van der Merwe, naval historian at the National Maritime Museum, answers eight-year-old Charlotte's question.

SLASPA TRIVIA-"Why are Boats Referred to as "She"? | Saint Lucia ...

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This week, we shed some light on why are boats referred to as 'She' and also provide some information on boat operators responsibility. ... For this reason, a Mediterranean sailor always referred to their ship as “she”, and ... Aircraft Schedules ...

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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 around her; there ... “Ships are referred to as 'she' because men love them, but this ... If an aircraft carrier, she will look in a mirror when about to be arrested, ...

Why are ships, cars, planes etc referred to as 'SHE'? | Yahoo Answers

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It depends on the culture and on the contents of the person's subconscious. In my language (Spanish), most nouns are gendered: a table is ...

Why are boats considered as females? - FunTrivia.com

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Jul 28, 2007 ... Why are boats considered as females - trivia question /questions answer ... or a nuclear submarine, a ship is always referred to as "she."