Does your car have a gender?
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    Does your car have a gender?

    I've never really understood why so many people refer to their car as a "she". I am older than most, and it has been this way for as long as I can remember and probably was the same way well before my time. I rarely hear a vehicle called a "he". So why are vehicles considered to be inherently female, or to have a gender at all?
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    Most people who are into cars are guys which is why they would name their car and refer to it as a she. Occasionally if you were to meet a woman who is into cars they would probably refer to their cars as a he.
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    Probably true but still don't get it. As much as Ilove my cars, I can't have sex with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodLuck View Post
    Probably true but still don't get it. As much as Ilove my cars, I can't have sex with them.
    You are thinking WAY to far into it.

    But just to humor you..

    Vessels of most any kind are associated with females because of the womb. Even something like a chair, sella, is feminine probably because it holds or supports you. Where as gladius, a sword, is a masculine term in the Latin language.
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    I generally don't name my cars, or refer to them as male or female.

    One car was named for an animal, and one car drew a name while I was using the online configurator to build it, and it happened to be a male name, which I used through the 6 years I had the car. My present car's name was inspired by a vehicle in a novel, but I don't refer to it has he or she. In the novel, the vehicle's operator referred to it as a 'she,' but I don't. It's 'it,' 'the car,' or 'the Civic.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodLuck View Post
    Probably true but still don't get it. As much as Ilove my cars, I can't have sex with them.
    I got an Si instead of an EX for a tighter fit in the exhaust tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usdmjon View Post
    You are thinking WAY to far into it.

    But just to humor you..

    Vessels of most any kind are associated with females because of the womb. Even something like a chair, sella, is feminine probably because it holds or supports you. Where as gladius, a sword, is a masculine term in the Latin language.
    Good answer! Never thought of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyrocks View Post
    I generally don't name my cars, or refer to them as male or female.

    One car was named for an animal, and one car drew a name while I was using the online configurator to build it, and it happened to be a male name, which I used through the 6 years I had the car. My present car's name was inspired by a vehicle in a novel, but I don't refer to it has he or she. In the novel, the vehicle's operator referred to it as a 'she,' but I don't. It's 'it,' 'the car,' or 'the Civic.'
    I don't name them either. That also seems odd to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dac View Post
    I got an Si instead of an EX for a tighter fit in the exhaust tip.
    LOL I would assume the Si has a larger exhaust, though I probably couldn't hit both sides in either.
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