747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2742 posts, RR: 17 Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 690 times:
I think military jetfighters might be he's 'cause they're so cruel, but in the mean time the DC-10 and other commercial liners are definitely "she"s... they're offal pretty. I must admit the "three-holer" comment took me a bit off guard.
"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 51 Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 601 times:
All laughing aside, I think that since many aeronautical traditions come from previous nautical traditions (the sea of the sky vs the ocean sea) that aircraft are referred to as "she," just as are ocean-going ships.
Salsa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 599 times:
Thank you for your replies.
Be honestly, I was shocked that many people call
DC-10 "she" because DC10s are like my brothers for
years. Even I noticed that other people treat DC10 as
female, I can't do that.... It is difficult to change.
Since I've got the idea that DC-10 is male by reading
Japanese aviation magazine "Airline", I believe there are
some people treat DC10 as men too. In fact, in my
country, people rarely impersonate machines such as
cars, and motorcycles as female.
Do you think its No.2 engine makes it feminine?
Actually, the engine is why I believe DC10 is a guy.
Somehow DC10's and MD11's No.2 engines are very
masculine for me. I agree that L1011's and B727's
Thanks a lot for spending time with me.
Have a good day! Salsa
Russians call machines "he"? I think Japanese too!