Another topic

Roger Burton West roger at
Wed Dec 3 17:06:12 EST 2003

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 11:29:15AM -0800, Jon Noble quoted an AP story:

>Mr. van der Merwe said the tradition of calling ships
>"she" grew out of
>sailors' affection for their vessels, which kept them
>alive at sea.

Though I believe Russian vessels have always been "he".

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