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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 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 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 ...

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

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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, ...

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 ships referred to as "she"? | Yahoo Answers

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Jan 6, 2010 ... Prince Henry's ships however had various names. He however was quoted as saying that all his ships were a "she" because "like a woman, ...

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 ...

pronouns - Referring to objects as "she" - English Language ...

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Sep 17, 2010 ... Objects referred to as "she" by those groups tend to have the .... cars and alike are called "She" is because ships are made from Female oak, ...

grammar - Using “she” pronoun to refer to a ship - English Language ...

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Jan 1, 2014 ... Why do we consider a ship female when we know that it is not alive? ... and she) to refer specifically to persons or animals of one or other sex, ...

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

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Oct 31, 2011 ... I know that a ship is always referred using "she", but what about aircraft? ... If one were to decide to infer gender onto an aircraft, female would ...

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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 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.

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 ...