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Sunday, February 15, 2015

EwR Words - The Origin of Saying “she” for a Ship


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Question:

What’s the origin of using the personal feminine pronoun “she” with a ship?  In other words, why is a ship called “she”?

Answer:

On the first page you will find a humorous poem which illustrates why a ship is called “she”. Read the poem and determine what the underlined and bolded words mean. These selected words have a double-meaning. Study their meanings on the second page.  Also located on the second page are two more possible answers to the question at the top of this entry.

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