Date: Thu, 11 Aug 1994 18:02:52 -0500 From: Daniel S Goodman Subject: Re: your male type cats On Thu, 11 Aug 1994, Allen Maberry wrote: > I remember being taught (in Oregon 1950-60s) that cats were refered to > as "she" if their gender was uncertain. Ships and a few other things were > invariably "she", as was almost any vehicle in the stock phrase "She's a > real beauty". > Growing up in the '50's in Ulster County NY, I learned from my father that tractors and other machinery were female -- unless they behaved very badly, in which case they became male (as in "you son of a bitch.") Note: In the original Star Trek, it was "Her mission: to go boldly...." In Star Trek: The Next Generation (aka ST Jr), this becomes "Its mission...." Dan Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]