Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 16:24:26 -0500
From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU
Subject: Re: why are ships referred to as she (fwd)
On Tue, 30 Jan 1996, Donald Larmouth wrote:
I suspect that very few possessions are referred to with 'he' (it's
always 'Old Betsy,' never 'Old Bob' or 'Old Fred').
Certain body parts stand as a significant exception to this generalization.