Inanimate objects known as a SHE.

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  1. Fairywings

    Fairywings Member

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    Why do they call things she?

    I heard a Bruce Springstine song that said
    "I checked the furnace, boy. but she weren't burning. I started the car, but she weren't turning.

    Do you own a she thing, and does she have a name?
     
  2. Canucklehead

    Canucklehead Active Member

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    Let's not get negative...

    She's a beautiful boat, and she'll always take you home if you treat her with respect.
     

  3. reluctantpatriot

    reluctantpatriot I am good without god.

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    For hunting and self-defense I let my gals do the talking. I treat them right and they take care of me in turn. Beside, when my gals talk, everyone listens.
     
  4. Lavenderlady

    Lavenderlady In full bloom

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    Men are funny.
    I guess it's kinda like us ladies calling our boobs "twins"
     
  5. manygoatsnmore

    manygoatsnmore Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My p/u is named Bessie Lou :eek:
     
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    Chas in Me Well-Known Member

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    Had a twelve string guitar once that I named Bronwyn. This was at the suggestion of a friend named Nancy.
     
  7. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Interesting discussion. Our English language doesn't really follow this much, but other languages have feminine words and masculine words.
     
  8. baysidebunny

    baysidebunny Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'm different.
    Back in the day, I named my red mustang Hurracio...
    Looking back now I dont know why, but to me it was a male.
     
  9. Rebel

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    Usualy anything belonging to a man is refered to as she, out of affection most always.
     
  10. baysidebunny

    baysidebunny Well-Known Member

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    Well that would explain my reason for naming my car after a male.
     
  11. fordy

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    .............A floor shift:worship: :haha: :haha: shift , no doubt!!! :eek:
     
  12. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    I have two Turkey Decoys I named one after my Ex Wife and the other after my Mother in Law,just in case someone shoots them :haha:

    big rockpile
     
  13. coalroadcabin

    coalroadcabin Well-Known Member

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    when my daughter was little she said that cars w/ round headlights were female and cars w/ square headlights were male. She named our family station wagon 'Mellie.
     
  14. baysidebunny

    baysidebunny Well-Known Member

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    Funny Fordy! :haha:
    Actually I just learned to drive a stick 3 years ago. I love the stick. (hmmmm)
    ...and the stick shift too. ;)

    My new car has it. Maybe I ought to name it a mans name also? :)
     
  15. baysidebunny

    baysidebunny Well-Known Member

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    :haha: Rockpile.

    Uh, do they know this?
     
  16. wy0mn

    wy0mn Transplanted RedNeck

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    Rockpile, your nutz! My wife & I have loved your postings.
    You too Fordy.
    My Pickup is named Suzi-Q, christened with a special lady... heck, thats why pickups come with beds! ;)
     
  17. HermitJohn

    HermitJohn Well-Known Member

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    I remember when taking German, they had masculine, feminine, and neuter. However it wasnt logic that dictated which were which like you would think. Inanimate objects could be any of the three. Meant not only learning a German noun, but also memorizing whether it was m,f,n.
     
  18. jennigrey

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    my first pickup was male (Jack), my first motorcycle was female (Molly), my current pickup is male (Tank) and my newest motorcycle is female but has a sidecar that is inanimate so i just refer the conglomerate as "The Rig". when she's running out of gas or is having a hard time idling on a cold day, i always call her "baby", though... ;)
     
  19. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    No but my wife does she thinks its funny. :haha:

    big rockpile
     
  20. Phantomfyre

    Phantomfyre Black Cat Farm Supporter

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    Only my vehicles are named...

    My first car was a total beater that I called "The Beast" or "The Mighty Eurosport." So I guess that's masculine. An 85 Chev Celebrity Eurosport that had more rust than solid metal, and more things that didn't work than did. But it ran, and never failed to get me from point A to point B, and I loved that car to pieces - literally. When Dad finally hauled it to the junkyard, it broke in half! I was mad at Dad - there was "nothing" wrong with that car - it still ran! :waa: I miss that car. Loved it for it's "quirks."

    My next car, a 92 Lumina Z34, quickly became a female. Moody. When she's happy, I love her. When she's not happy, look out! :eek: Hence her nickname, "The B***h." :yeeha:

    Finally, my truck. Definitely a male. I named him "Blackjack" or more often, just "Jack" after my dad. Dad had a black 69 Chev 350 that I loved when I was little. When I came of driving age, I begged dad to give it to me. But it had a lot of problems, and he told me I didn't want it. So when I finally got my own truck - a black Chevy, I named it after Dad. I'm still trying to convince him to give me the old truck...

    BTW, all of these vehicles have been automatics... :eek: :haha:

    Diana