Web Results

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

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Archive_(ships_as_"she")

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?

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

www.boatsafe.com/kids/kidsquesshe.htm

According to Yarns of the Sea, Legends, Myths, and Superstitions: Although women were considered to bring bad luck at sea, mariners always use the pronoun ...

Why are Boats Called She? (with pictures)

www.wisegeek.org/why-are-boats-called-she.htm

Interestingly, although male captains and sailors historically attributed the spirit of a benevolent female figure to their ships, actual women were considered very ...

Why are boats considered as females? - FunTrivia.com

www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question83899.html

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 ,,,,,,,

Why are vehicles always referred to as a she? - Quora

www.quora.com/Why-are-vehicles-always-referred-to-as-a-she

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.

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

answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080412014750AABkIJO

Although women were considered to bring bad luck at sea, mariners always use the pronoun "she" when referring to their ships. Whether its ...

gender - Is it a good practice to refer to countries, ships etc using the ...

english.stackexchange.com/questions/12632/is-it-a-good-practice-to-refer-to-countries-ships-etc-using-the-feminine-form

Feb 14, 2011 ... While talking about ships and countries, is it a good practice to use the .... In ancient days of old ships usually always bore female names.

Lloyd's List sinks the tradition of calling ships 'she' - Telegraph

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1388373/Lloyds-List-sinks-the-tradition-of-calling-ships-she.html

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, ...

The Grammarphobia Blog: Why did we start “she”-ing ships?

www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2010/12/ships.html

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.”.

Superstitions and Lore of Boat Names - GetMyBoat

www.getmyboat.com/resources/tips-for-renters/227/superstitions-and-lore-of-boat-names

Another theory is that since boats were traditionally given female names, they ... boat name here in the United States, in Scotland it would be considered bad ...

More Info

Why is a ship a she? « Etymology « Glossophilia

www.glossophilia.org

Mar 30, 2013 ... Figureheads on the prows of ships were often depictions of such female namesakes, denoting the name of the ship for a largely illiterate ...

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

www.theguardian.com

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 almost all ships considered 'female'? - Quora

www.quora.com

Prince Henry of Portugal, explorer, king, and expedition financier commented that he referred to all his ships as "she" because "like a woman, they take much powder ...