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Old 05-02-2019, 08:18 AM   #1
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Is this OK with you?

Another forever tradition gets tossed on the PC dung heap.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...gns-referring/
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So what? Aren’t there actual important things to worry about instead? Why get steamed up over silly stuff like this.......?
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Using gender-neutral names is fine. Trying to white-wash history by changing all of the existing signs is pretty stupid, and ultimately always ends up being counter-productive.
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So what? Why get steamed up over silly stuff like this.......?
So there you go, some people get steamed over "silly stuff" and others get steamed over those who get steamed over silly stuff.
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Getting sailors to love a warship beyond simple duty is a tricky part of leadership.


The old traditions often worked .....but times change.


Let's hope the leaders of today have enough tools to effectively lead...


I see this as one of those things that may seem silly to many, unless it was a big part of one's life like mine.
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NO, it's not OK with me, and I hope I never get used to referring to a boat as anything other than "she". Some traditions just should never go away.
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Silly. As long as nobody tries to force me to refrain from saying she when I refer to a ship, I really don't care what they do. I'm not going to cave to comply with their PC logic.

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Wifey B: Can a single one of you state why you refer to a boat as a she?
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It is perfectly fine with me. I am curious why people on either side of the argument care.

How is referring to a boat by gender offensive?

How is Not referring to a boat by gender offensive?

The real answer is that the old English language used to have more gender specific words, like latin and the subsequent romance languages. They have evolved out of the language in all but a few examples.

The rest of the 'excuses' for the origin of gender on boats are whimsical notions to attempt to explain that which is not understood.
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It is perfectly fine with me. I am curious why people on either side of the argument care.

How is referring to a boat by gender offensive?

How is Not referring to a boat by gender offensive?

The real answer is that the old English language used to have more gender specific words, like latin and the subsequent romance languages. They have evolved out of the language in all but a few examples.

The rest of the 'excuses' for the origin of gender on boats are whimsical notions to attempt to explain that which is not understood.
Wifey B: Part of my question was if it's important to someone do they even know the why and wherefore. In English we refer to various things as he or she or him or her, none of them for any logical reason except we don't like to use the term "it." When many boats were named after females then it made sense. If you name a boat "Bob" then I don't see referring to it as she. Because we're not old salts, we haven't referred to them as she, but haven't found it offensive either.

Now I do find offensive and dangerous any of you who just choose to honor Neptune when you christen a new boat and ignore Salacia. Then you wonder why you get hit by sudden higher waves than forecast. Honor Salacia properly and the only rogue waves will be inside the boat.
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This issue isnít about boats at all. It is yet another effort from an unfulfilled miserable minority to somehow address their misery. Look around, it is happening everywhere. The end result - those pushing their agenda will be as miserable tomorrow as they were yesterday.
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This issue isnít about boats at all. It is yet another effort from an unfulfilled miserable minority to somehow address their misery. Look around, it is happening everywhere. The end result - those pushing their agenda will be as miserable tomorrow as they were yesterday.
Wifey B: You sure have your panties in a wad and just what agenda are you referring to? What is the unfulfilled miserable minority you refer to? I don't know that this was a huge issue to anyone one way or the other but for accuracy a boat is neither male nor female. The museum is adjusting to reflect that. I personally could hardly have cared less.
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Wifey B: I personally could hardly have cared less.


And yet here you are.
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I think calling ships she is silly. Especially ships with names like "HMS Prince of Wales" or "USS George Washington."
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I think calling ships she is silly. Especially ships with names like "HMS Prince of Wales" or "USS George Washington."
Wifey B: Maybe they know something about them that we don't.

I'd probably edit a student's paper referring to them as she's.
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Wifey B: Can a single one of you state why you refer to a boat as a she?
You're missing the point. The reason doesn't matter. Everyone should be able to use whatever pronoun they want in a trivial matter such as this. The issue is about others trying to impose their doctrine on the rest. It's what PC is all about. F****m!

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