Ships are female in order to be the counterpoint of the male sailors. .... Why,
because a ship is considered "nurturing" or "beautiful" does it have to be female?
According to Yarns of the Sea, Legends, Myths, and Superstitions: Although
women were considered to bring bad luck at sea, mariners always use 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 ,,,,,,,
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.
One theory is that the habit carried over from men's habit of calling ships "she"
and naming ships after women, most often goddesses in ancient times.
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.
Jan 6, 2010 ... The exact reason why boats are called she in English is lost to history. ... female
figure to their ships, actual women were considered very bad ...
Dec 2, 2010 ... It's now generally considered quaint or poetic. ... of it) of things to which female
sex is conventionally attributed,” such as “a ship or boat.”.
Mar 21, 2002 ... A spokesman for the Royal Navy said it would continue to refer to ships as female
. It traditionally chooses masculine or geographical names, ...
Sep 17, 2010 ... This, however, is considered a stylistically marked, optional figure of .... and alike
are called "She" is because ships are made from Female oak, ...