Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 13:52:14 +0100 From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU Subject: Re: why are ships referred to as she (fwd) The best collections of gendered inanimates are collections of T. Hilding Svartengren AS 3:83-112; Dialect Notes 6:7-56; Moderna Sprak 48:261-92. I treat the subject briefly in Grammar and Gender, 101-105. Dennis Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of English office: 217-333-2392 University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321 608 South Wright Street home: 217-384-1683 Urbana, Illinois 61801