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 ...
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
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 ,,,,,,,
Sep 17, 2010 ... Sometimes people are referring to mechanical objects as "she": I love my car.
She always gets the best service. Are there any rules when it is ...
Feb 1, 2014 ... Dr Pieter van der Merwe, naval historian at the National Maritime Museum,
answers eight-year-old Charlotte's question.
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
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
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 19, 2015 ... “How do you like my new Exelero sports car; Isn't she a beauty?” ... Another
plausible theory is that boats are called “she” because they are ...