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Aircraft genders and feelings.

Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:59 pm

This goes back to my days as a writer.
Aircraft are not humans. Hence an aircraft cannot be proud, happy, sad, angry, he or she, and so on. The pilots, engineers, crew members, spotters, and many more, certainly can and are, with good reason. Some the photographers make heroic efforts to get a particular aircraft or a special setting for us here at airliners.net. Those people deserve to feel excited and proud.
This may be a tiny detail to some. For me it gives the photographer more credibility when captioned properly.
 
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Re: Aircraft genders and feelings.

Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:45 am

That's fair but how do you feel about describing an aircraft as being 'in a sad state'. As for the gendering (of honestly all sorts of transport) I wonder what the root for that was. Why were ships often gendered? Did some of it come from animal based transport where gender did exist?
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