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

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I find it mildly offensive to refer to ships as "she" rather than "it." As one ... Ships are female in order to be the counterpoint of the male sailors. I'm not saying that ...

Why is a ship a she? « Etymology « Glossophilia

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Mar 30, 2013 ... The practice of naming boats and ships after women continues today, ... “Ships are referred to as 'she' because men love them, but this ...

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 considered as females? - FunTrivia.com

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

Why is a ship called a she? | Reference.com

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Though the exact roots of the tradition of calling a ship a "she" are lost to ... In truth, the real reason behind various vehicles being referred to as female may ...

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

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"Why are Boats Referred to as "She"?" Although women were considered to bring bad luck at sea, mariners always use the pronoun "she" ...

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 all his ships as "she" because "like a woman, they take much ...

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

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Dec 2, 2010 ... We can't say for certain why ships were traditionally referred to with feminine ... female sex is conventionally attributed,” such as “a ship or boat.

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 ... Have you ever wondered why boats are always referred to as the female gender.

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 ... that "to furnish a ship requireth much trouble, but to furnish a woman the cost is ...

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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, ...

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

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Feb 14, 2011 ... I am a Master Mariner and ships have always been referred to in the female gender. In ancient days of old ships usually always bore female ...

Why are Boats Called She? (with pictures)

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One plausible theory is that boats are traditionally given female names, typically .... even the boats named after men are often referred as a 'she' by her sailors.