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Gins Report 9 Dec 2012 20:14

Does anyone know why..............................................................

Ships/planes/cars...etc are referred as 'she'


Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 9 Dec 2012 20:18

Probably because they're important !!! ;-)


AnnCardiff Report 9 Dec 2012 20:18

good thinking Karen!!!


George Report 9 Dec 2012 20:19

Because its things that need steering the right way, same as women do otherwise they would get lost :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

George :-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)


Kay???? Report 9 Dec 2012 20:31

Because *she* can always be relied on... :-D.


Sharron Report 9 Dec 2012 20:33

Men can only pretend to understand them.


Gins Report 9 Dec 2012 20:37

Oh you ....@#@#

I already knew that!

But....really, why??



Gins Report 9 Dec 2012 20:39

I have researched....nothing that, convinces me

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 9 Dec 2012 20:41

Not definitive but one explanation

SHIPS AS 'SHE' - "Many people wonder why a ship is referred to as a 'she.' The explanation is that it was customary in early days to dedicate a ship to a goddess, under whose protection she sailed. The ship carried the diety's carved image on her bow not as a decoration, as later generations imagined but as an aid to finding the way."

( women always ask the way if they get lost ) ;-)


George Report 9 Dec 2012 20:46

Which is frequently :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

George :-) :-) :-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)


JustJohn Report 9 Dec 2012 20:52

Probably right, Rose. They always had these figureheads on ships. And cars had badges that were often female.

I think it might be "sugar and spice and all things nice". We are fond of our boats and planes and cars, and girls are sweet and lovely and carry no mallets. And both sexes call their cars "she". Brigitte and Angelina for the men, Poppy and Daisy for the ladies.

Mine is Bluebell - showing my feminine side perhaps :-) ;-)


Gins Report 9 Dec 2012 20:55

Rose.....that is something one of my boys said

.....and I love

women always ask the way if they get lost

TRUE ;-)


Gins Report 9 Dec 2012 21:10

I got lost in the midlands.....I had no idea where I was, like a numpty, stopped at a truck stop

...ended in me getting into a wagon. It took some, to climb those steps, in my heels!

.....the office went mad, later :-0


Gins Report 9 Dec 2012 21:22


Thread killer :-(

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 9 Dec 2012 21:31

But I never refer to my car as 'she' or even 'he'. It's 'the car'.


Rachel Report 10 Dec 2012 08:56

Hi, It's Rachel from Genes support- I'm just doing some testing but thought i'd add to your thread as I might know the answer! I remember a friend telling me this is because of the association with vessels (big empty spaces carrying people) and the womb....not 100% sure though. Have a lovely day everyone x


Mayfield Report 10 Dec 2012 09:14

Our cars are both male and femail depending on how we see them, currently my wifes C-Max is male "maxey" my Renualt is "Lucy" because the parcel shelf has loose elastic. They have to be both otherwise where would little cars come from?;-)



Gins Report 10 Dec 2012 09:54

Thanks Rachel...interesting :-)

Naughty Stephen ;-)


DazedConfused Report 10 Dec 2012 11:00

The really odd thing about ships being called she is that in the past sailors considered it unlucky to have a woman on board.

MEN :-S :-S ;-)


Mauatthecoast Report 10 Dec 2012 11:11

Perhaps it makes them feel 'masterful'?.....not domineering just skilful ;-)