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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 ...

Why is a ship a she? « Etymology « Glossophilia

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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, ...

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 are Boats Called She? (with pictures)

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Jul 19, 2016 ... Countries are also called she, as are cars sometimes, but the latter example is almost certainly an extension from boats. One plausible theory is ...

Why are ships referred to as "she"? | Yahoo Answers

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Jan 6, 2010 ... 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 ...

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 ... 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  ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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.”.

Gender in English - He, She, or It? - English as 2nd Language

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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 ...

Re: She

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Aug 9, 2001 ... Cars, boats, and musical instruments have a liminal quality as objects that causes us to engender them female (perhaps for reasons that would ...

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Why are boats considered as females? - FunTrivia.com

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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 ,,,,,,,

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

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Feb 1, 2014 ... Dr Pieter van der Merwe, naval historian at the National Maritime Museum, answers eight-year-old Charlotte's question.

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

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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