I find it mildly offensive to refer to ships as "she" rather than "it." As one example (
of many) see USS John S. McCain (DD-928). Does Wikipedia have a policy on ...
Mar 30, 2013 ... “A ship is called a she because there is always a great deal of bustle ... But
seriously: why are ships and countries (and sometimes cars and other ... The
practice of naming boats and ships after women continues today, ...
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 ,,,,,,,
Apr 12, 2008 ... Besides, a "ship" in Spanish can be male (El barco) or female (La ... Similarly,
cars, boats and planes, like women, are generally owned and
One theory is that the habit carried over from men's habit of calling ships "she"
and naming ... Some men had a very chauvinistic view of the female car in that it
was just a pile of metal without him at the wheel (as the automobile was
Dec 2, 2010 ... Under its entry for “she,” the Oxford English Dictionary describes the usage ...
female sex is conventionally attributed,” such as “a ship or boat.”.
Prince Henry of Portugal, explorer, king, and expedition financier commented that
he referred to ... The exact reason why boats are called she in English is lost to
history. ... Countries are also called she, as are cars sometimes, but the latter
example is almost certainly an extension from boats. One plausible theory is that
Feb 1, 2014 ... Dr Pieter van der Merwe, naval historian at the National Maritime Museum,
answers eight-year-old Charlotte's question.
Anthropomorphism is also used with some vehicles such as cars and boats.
Some people refer to their car as 'she', while sailors commonly refer to ships as ...
Mar 21, 2002 ... SHIPS should no longer be called "she", the industry's newspaper has ...
Vehicles following a cave-in of car park in Meridian, Mississippi.