Objects of nature and religion are often assigned gender: Venus (love) is female,
Zeus is male, "Mother Nature." In languages that have gender (most) lots of ...
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
Feb 1, 2014 ... Old sailors used to answer this with a sexist joke: "Like a woman, a ship is
unpredictable." A more likely suggestion relates to the idea of ...
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 ,,,,,,,
One plausible theory is that boats are traditionally given female names, typically
the name of an important woman in the life of the boat's owner, such as his ...
Mar 30, 2013 ... The practice of naming boats and ships after women continues today, although
certainly not exclusively, as does the habit of feminizing our ...
Trivia: Chinese sailors do not refer to boats or ships as being of either sex. ... is
that boats are called she because they are traditionally given female names, ...
Just wondering. You see a lot of historical boats with male names, like "Jesus of
Lubeck" (sp), so when did they change to: 1. All female names ...
Boats haven't always been named after women. Ancient Greeks, Romans and
Egyptians named their ships after their gods, in the belief that the honored god ...
Naming boats after women. There are two prominent theories about the more re-
cent tradition of giving boats feminine names. As be- lief in ancient gods faded, ...