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Old May 12th, 2002, 10:11 PM
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Default Ships...another question?

Another question???? Why do people (myself included) refer to a ship as "she"?

I think that it because a ship is beautiful and welcoming she's a fine ship.
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Old May 12th, 2002, 11:00 PM
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Default Re: Ships...another question?

I always thought it was because they take so much time and money to keep them running properly. If you don't put time and money into your ship it will break down on you. Just like a women doesn't like to be neglected neither does a ship. At least that's what I have always been told.
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Old May 13th, 2002, 07:26 PM
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Default Re: Ships...another question?

You DO know that you're going to get slammed for that remark, don't you?!
I think Sushi had it right. They are probably called "she" because they are beautiful.
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Old May 13th, 2002, 09:09 PM
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Default Re: Ships...another question?

It comes from ancient mariner tradition that no woman ever set foot on a ship lest the ship become jealous. It is still tradition since most navies of the world until very recently did not allow women to serve on board
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