Why is the ship called "SHE"?

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  1. kilbysg
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  2. artemis
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    Because her bottom is always wet. :D
     
  3. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Bit of deja vu (failed in French - didn't even have it as a subject), I am sure this is a repeat of something before (am I in a time warp?)...

    Sailors got lovesick & the figure head was often female (or effeminate?), rolled often, uncomfortable to sleep in/on (the very early versions?), went where the wind blew - (was easier to guide downwind), needed ballast down below to counter the topside lift, needed careful handling, TRADITION (I can't think of more?
     
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    If it has ****, Tyres or transoms, it is Trouble.
     
  5. kach22i
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    I took a tour of a Santa Maria replica this summer. The crew said the passengers and crew used to go bathroom over the edge of the bow. I asked why not at the stern, a little more private, hey? He said just in case you fell overboard, doing so at the bow gives you a chance to rescue the person by throwing a line. Otherwise they would just keep on sailing and would not turn around to save the person. Tough life, they slept on deck, the animals were kept below in stalls.
     
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    Good one.:cool:
     
  7. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    I'll agree on this one too. No one seems to mention you ride a boat :rolleyes:
     
  8. artemis
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    artemis Steamboater

    Yes, and you ride both "on" and "in". :D
     
  9. the1much
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    cause i wont rub,,fair,,or wax anything called a "HE" hehe ;)
     
  10. Fanie
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    I guess a boat can be called a SHE, since it gets most of the attention, is responsible for all the major expenses and get nursed and cared for...
     
  11. kilbysg
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    Me neither.....:eek: :eek: :eek:
    ha, ha, ha, ha...:p :p :p
     
  12. Landlubber
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    Why do women have legs?

    So they won't leave a snail trail.
     
  13. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    why do women have ****?,,,,
    so us guys will talk to them hehe ;)
     
  14. westlawn5554X
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    she... like a mother ... the crew their children... the journey... passage... feel protected.

    The sea also symbolized by she= sea?
     
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    For ships and women

    Nothing grease's the ways quite like cash.
     
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