Monday, February 18, 2008
[1859 - Sholom Aleichem, author, born in Pereyaslav (near Kiev), Ukraine]
[1972 - California Supreme Court declares death penalty law to be in violation of State Constitution]
Why Ships Are She
This older version surfaces periodically. Besides being dated, it is much too paternalistic to be acceptable in our politically correct society. William's version, while slightly less sexist, is equally unacceptable:
Ships are called she because:
You have set eyes on one that will be yours, and whether she is tall with a pleasing silhouette or short and cluttered, whether she is narrow in the waist or broad in the beam, whether she is fresh and unscarred or rusty with age and use, you think her beautiful, love her, and know you always will.
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