The first-known appearance of the phrase "women and children first" occurred in
the 1860 ... "Back from the boats," [Captain Harrington] shouts, catchin' up the ...
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 ,,,,,,,
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. While explanations abound, most appear to be of the folk variety, ...
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 ...
Jan 8, 2016 ... Yes. In Spanish, it often is male, as in "el barco" or "el buque". Different types of
ship ... In French, most common words for boats are masculine : "un bateau" (
most generic word, "a boat"), "un navire" (has to be somewhat big, ...
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 ...
As a compliment to the woman they loved they named their sailing ... Female
Boat Names ... Because ships often get lost just like women ;).
Aug 30, 2016 ... The boat is not female in itself. You are correct that the English language does
not have a grammatical gender (mostly). If you have a look at ...