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Women and children first - Wikipedia

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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 ...

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, ...

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

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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 ...

Why are boats considered as females? - FunTrivia

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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 ,,,,,,,

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. While explanations abound, most appear to be of the folk variety, ...

Why is a ship a she? « Etymology « Glossophilia

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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 ...

Are there any cultures where ships are not female? - Quora

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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, ...

Why are Boats Called She? (with pictures) - wiseGEEK

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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 ...

Why is a ship always named after a woman? | Yahoo Answers

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As a compliment to the woman they loved they named their sailing ... Female Boat Names ... Because ships often get lost just like women ;).

gender - Why are ships always female? - English Language ...

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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 ...