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Old 12-24-2011, 11:24 PM
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Why people refer to their guns as "her"? Seems really weird to me. My guns are non-gender. Just guns.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:37 PM
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Maybe cause they can be your best friend or ruin your life. Lol. Just a thought
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In a similar thought it may be that if you end up on the wrong side of "her" you will experience a SERIOUS problem.
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:10 AM
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Default Think it go backs to sailing ships...

Ships are a sailors home away from home. They have to keep her ship shape and the ship would take care of them. The term usage probably just carried over to other areas. Just a guess. Now had you asked me about "the grave yard shift" or "saved by the bell" I could have given you a 100% correct answer!
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:27 AM
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Why people refer to their guns as "her"? Seems really weird to me. My guns are non-gender. Just guns.
You shouldn't anthropomorphize inanimate objects. They don't like it.
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:33 AM
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It's just like cars or ships or planes. Men like to give things they love female personas.

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In German many nouns for inanimate objects are given gender designation by the form of their word for "the" (der, die, das). In German the word pistole is feminine; i.e., die pistole.

English, as with German, is a teutonic language, so I suppose some of that feminizing of certain nouns for inanimate objects carried over.
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Why people refer to their guns as "her"? Seems really weird to me. My guns are non-gender. Just guns.
Cause I personally don't like to admire and fondle guys.
But that's just me......
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Cause I personally don't like to admire and fondle guys.
But that's just me......
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+1 well said!! Jimi
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Cause I personally don't like to admire and fondle guys.
But that's just me......
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Nor do I want to stick a guy in my pants.
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In German many nouns for inanimate objects are given gender designation by the form of their word for "the" (der, die, das). In German the word pistole is feminine; i.e., die pistole.
I can confirm that

A pistol is a female while a revolver is a male.
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All my s&w revolvers get female names simply because they are beautiful.semi auto's well that's a different story.my rifle's get men's names because I have to depend on them in the field.sound's weird but so am I.happy shootin my friend.
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