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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_in_English

A system of grammatical gender, whereby every noun was treated as either masculine, feminine or neuter, existed in Old English, but fell out of use during the Middle English period. Modern English retains features relating to natural gender, namely the use of certain nouns and pronouns (such as he and she) to refer ... used when referring to ships (and more uncommonly some airplanes and  ...

english.stackexchange.com/questions/46807/what-is-the-gender-of-an-aircraft

Oct 31, 2011 ... If one were to decide to infer gender onto an aircraft, female would be the obvious ... Aircraft are usually referred to as "she", just like ships.

www.quora.com/Why-are-vehicles-always-referred-to-as-a-she

While ships are not as common a mode of transportation for civilians any longer, in the American and British armed forces, active ships are still referred to as ...

www.glossophilia.org/?p=1411

Mar 30, 2013 ... “A ship is called a she because there is always a great deal of bustle around her; there ... “Ships are referred to as 'she' because men love them, but this ... If an aircraft carrier, she will look in a mirror when about to be arrested, ...

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In respect to what you are referring to, psychoanalysis studies this ... Similarly, cars, boats and planes, like women, are generally owned and

www.boatsafe.com/kids/kidsquesshe.htm

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, ...

goatlocker.org/resources/nav/shipshe.htm

Ships are referred to as "she" because men love them, but this encompasses far ... If an aircraft carrier, she will look in a mirror when about to be arrested, and ...

www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question83899.html

Jul 28, 2007 ... Why are boats considered as females - trivia question /questions answer ... or a nuclear submarine, a ship is always referred to as "she."

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/feb/01/ask-grown-up-boats-called-she

Feb 1, 2014 ... Dr Pieter van der Merwe: 'One suggestion relates to the idea of goddesses and mother figures looking after a ship.' Illustration: Philip ...