Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 16:24:26 -0500 From: Ronald Butters 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.