Cars and boats

Cars and boats - M ike Heaton Critical Communication...

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Mike Heaton Critical Communication language assignment Why are cars and boats feminine? Have you ever wondered why cars are referred to as feminine? I had never thought twice about it until this project came up and I was talking to Jared about how every time someone refers to a car it is always feminine. You can see this dating back centuries, not in cars but with boats. Why is this? Is there some reason why many cultures over hundreds of years all decided that boats are feminine and given women’s names? Obviously boats and cars are not literally female. There must be some reason why this inanimate object was given a gender. Unfortunately the true reason why this occurs has been lost over the years. All we have today to make sense of this phenomenon is different people’s theories. I found two serious theories along with hundreds of not so serious ones. The two central theories were first that boats were named after goddesses or other mystical figures which evolved into just popular feminine names that were significant to the captain (such as wife of
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