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Old 09-29-2005, 02:41 AM   #1
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Hello I am a new comer! My name is Kanedra Walker, and I want to ask you all if you know why cars are called "she's?"
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:43 AM   #2
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Hello I am a new comer! My name is Kanedra Walker, and I want to ask you all if you know why cars are called "she's?"

Because cars are things of beauty, like women.
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:44 AM   #3
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Because cars are things of beauty, like women.
But if a car is called "ugly hoe" then they are talkin about their bar dates that they had
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:44 AM   #4
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Hello I am a new comer! My name is Kanedra Walker, and I want to ask you all if you know why cars are called "she's?"


Thank you all for commenting that women are beautiful!
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:46 AM   #5
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Hello I am a new comer! My name is Kanedra Walker, and I want to ask you all if you know why cars are called "she's?"


Thank you "Oomba"
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:48 AM   #6
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Because cars are things of beauty, like women.

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Old 09-29-2005, 02:50 AM   #7
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How many cars have you worked on during your career?
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:22 AM   #8
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Old 09-29-2005, 05:24 AM   #9
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Old 09-29-2005, 01:29 PM   #10
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Back in the sea faring days, boats were also referred to as female.

According to www.boatsafe.com.....

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According to Yarns of the Sea, Legends, Myths, and Superstitions: Although women were considered to bring bad luck at sea, mariners always use the pronoun "she" when referring to their ships. Whether its proper name is masculine, or whether it is a man o'war, a battleship, or a nuclear submarine, a ship is always referred to as "she."

This old tradition is thought to stem from the fact that in the Romance languages, the word for "ship" is always in the feminine. For this reason, Mediterranean sailors always referred to their ship as "she", and the practice was adopted over the centuries by their English-speaking counterparts.

One source suggests that a ship "was nearer and dearer to the sailor than anyone except his mother." What better reason to call his ship "she"?

I believe this tradition carried over to refer to machines in general which carried down to cars.

One could also surmise that, because women tend be the nurturers, and because one would like their car to take care of them while they are on their trip, one would refer to their car as a female.
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:52 PM   #11
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oomba has a career??????? here i was wondering if he even had a life.............
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Old 09-30-2005, 02:29 AM   #12
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I want to ask you all if you know why cars are called "she's?"

Perhaps it's all the similarities between women and cars:
both cost a lot of $
both look better with a waxing
both run smoother with a lube job

In all seriousness though, I just couldn't call my car Joe or Bill. If it's a girl's name, a car can make it sexy. Even an old lady's name like Eleanor is sexy when your referring to a GT 500.
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Old 09-30-2005, 02:40 AM   #13
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oomba has a career??????? here i was wondering if he even had a life.............

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Old 09-30-2005, 07:40 PM   #14
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hm, i just thought about it. i dont think u would wanna stick anything into a male car...... think about it......
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