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Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Archive (ships as "she") - Wikipedia ...

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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 ...

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 Boats Called She? (with pictures)

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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, assumed or invented  ...

Why are boats considered as females? - Fun Trivia

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Jul 28, 2007 ... Why are boats considered as females - trivia question /questions ... A ship is called a "she" because there is always a great deal of bustle ...

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

Why is a Ship Called She - HubPages

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Mar 19, 2015 ... Another plausible theory is that boats are calledshe” because they are traditionally given female names, typically the name of an important ...

Why is a Boat Called a She ??? - Cruisers & Sailing Forums

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1) She never shows her bottom, 2) She always heads for the boy's. ... It's interesting that a boat got to be called a 'she', since it used to be ...

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

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Sep 17, 2010 ... Pronoun question: referring to inanimate objects as 'he' or 'she' 8 answers ..... The reason why cars and alike are called "She" is because ships ...

gender - Is it a good practice to refer to countries, ships etc using the ...

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Feb 14, 2011 ... Just try calling one of their ships a "boat", and see what different shades ... Ships are usually called she on the grounds that they have definite ...

Lloyd's List sinks the tradition of calling ships 'she' - Telegraph

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Mar 21, 2002 ... SHIPS should no longer be called "she", the industry's newspaper has decreed.

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Why are boats referred to as "she"? - BoatSafe Kids! - BoatSafe.com

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why are boats a "she"? ... 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?

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 ... The practice of naming boats and ships after women continues today, ...

When were boats first called "she" w/female names? - The ...

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Always referring to the boat as "she"? As an addition to these, would they have called the "Jesus" (or other male boat names) "she"??