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    Is it HE or SHE?

    Admittedly a bit of an odd subject but I was just wondering. I always refer to all my cars as SHE - but is it right for a GT3

    After initial hesitation I think yes? What do others think? And do you give your cars a name

    TEE

    Re: Is it HE or SHE?

    A car is an object.
    It's an IT.
    I always found it funny when people talk about cars like a person...

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    It's obvious... with that beautiful rear end and those inviting air intakes and sleek bumpers... 911 are a "she". Plus, you may get the odd macho version... that just confirms that they are a she!

    No, I don't name my cars... (he says in a whisper just in case she over-hears and gets upset).

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    Fanch said:
    A car is an object.
    It's an IT.
    I always found it funny when people talk about cars like a person...



    I agree.

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    bstew said:
    Quote:
    Fanch said:
    A car is an object.
    It's an IT.
    I always found it funny when people talk about cars like a person...



    I agree.




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    IT'S a car for heaven's sake!

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    I call mine a beast..

    Having said that , I have been with her 22yrs ..

    throt...

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    mine has balls.
    I know it does because whenever I nail the throttle, i say to myself, this car has balls.
    what does that make it ?

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    a transsexual?

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    Dan L said:
    a transsexual?



    LMAO

    as a second language english speaker, I still woould like to call my car "it". When I was learning the language, I found it hilarious to call cars, ships "she". Oh well. I would also like to think mine has balls too.

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    Anthropromorphism: The common trait of Homo Sapien to confer human traits to inanimate objects.

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    Whats worse than a HE or SHE is when I see people referring to their car as "my baby"

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    I call my car the Frog but it certainly is a IT. Still, if I had to choose I'd say its a HE.

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    I wonder what Vincenzina calls her 911.

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    Mine is a girl with a sweet bootie

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    I call mine, My car

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    Fanch,

    I thought in French, a car is "une voiture"? So, isn't it feminine? But is 'bagnol' a masculine or feminine slang word for car?

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    easy_rider911 said:
    Fanch,

    I thought in French, a car is "une voiture"? So, isn't it feminine? But is 'bagnol' a masculine or feminine slang word for car?



    Correct Easy.
    You would say she in french, but that is because we don't have a translation for "it".
    But correct, the word voiture is feminine.
    So if you have to make a choice, it'd be she then
    Bagnole is slang for voiture and it is also a feminine word.
    So is caisse, poubelle roulante, fuego, etc...

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    Fanch said:
    Quote:
    easy_rider911 said:
    Fanch,

    I thought in French, a car is "une voiture"? So, isn't it feminine? But is 'bagnol' a masculine or feminine slang word for car?



    Correct Easy.
    You would say she in french, but that is because we don't have a translation for "it".
    But correct, the word voiture is feminine.
    So if you have to make a choice, it'd be she then
    Bagnole is slang for voiture and it is also a feminine word.
    So is caisse, poubelle roulante, fuego, etc...



    Weirdly enough, I think Porsche AG refer to the 911 as DER neun-elf, so for them, it's a masculine and not a "das", neutral.
    Go figure.

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    Fanch said:

    Weirdly enough, I think Porsche AG refer to the 911 as DER neun-elf, so for them, it's a masculine and not a "das", neutral.
    Go figure.



    Good observation
    Actually we have two words for car in German language:
    das Auto (it - neutrum)
    der Wagen (he - masculinum)

    "DER 911" obviously refers to "der Wagen" - so does "DER Carrera" or "DER Boxster" etc. In Germany almost all cars have balls, as even a mere VW Golf would be called "DER Golf".
    The only cars without balls I can recall right now are the old Citroén 2 CV (DIE Ente - the "duck") and - go figure - DIE Corvette, lol

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    Porsche-Jeck said:

    The only cars without balls I can recall right now are the old Citroén 2 CV (DIE Ente - the "duck") and - go figure - DIE Corvette, lol




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    In Italy cars are females!

    Maybe because often we fall in love with them (and we are not gay!)!

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    connoisseur said:
    Anthropromorphism: The common trait of Homo Sapien to confer human traits to inanimate objects.



    I knew that there was a term to describe our insanity!

    Sometimes, I call my cars a "it" or "she" or "he." Just depends on the scenario I'm in.

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    I see mine as an evil demon which are usually hermaphrodites.

    All it's gonna do is get me a ticket, cost me thousand$, break down at the worst moment (no spare should be a clue), or incur vandal-wrath from the righteous.

    What a seductively beautiful car which lures me to a serene 100+ mph without me having any control over it. Then a deer or other car flips the scene to mangled steel and plastic and unspeakable horror of viscera and entrails.

    Gotta be a Hermaphrodite.

    Re: Is it HE or SHE?

    Quote:
    Fanch said:
    A car is an object.
    It's an IT.
    I always found it funny when people talk about cars like a person...



    I agree too.... like calling she/it : my Baby

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    Car : It ( you drive it left / right )
    Boat: She ( you drive her up / down and it can get pretty wet )

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    Very funny....

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    Well my car is Totally MALE
    I named him Benedicto before he ever arrived..
    I just put PS2's on to make him even tougher!!

    I am not driving a girl!! LooL

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    MKW said:
    Car : It ( you drive it left / right )
    Boat: She ( you drive her up / down and it can get pretty wet )




    We have a winner.

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    JMShrink said:
    I wonder what Vincenzina calls her 911.



    Mine is called Benedicto after the pope
    Italian word for car is macchina which is female. but

     
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