Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/07

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Erica the Red?
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 08:50:10 -0700

At 08:14 AM 9/7/00 -0400, Sal DiMarco,Jr. wrote:
>Mr. Brick,
>    If all boats are named after women, when did John F. Kennedy become a
>female? Isn't there an aircraft carrier named the USS John F. Kennedy?
>Causing trouble again....

Mr. DiMarco,

It's not the name, it's the "gender reference". Boats and ships are
referred to in the female gender regardless of their name.

Martin said: "Eric the Red, the Longboat.  And so "he" was named."

You can name a boat anything, but you have to refer to it as "she", not "he".

"And so "she" was named."

Mr. Brick