Why do people always say it Her navies, Her armies, Her troops when referring to countries?

Why do people always say it “Her” navies, “Her” armies, “Her” troops when referring to countries?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you love something, you imagine it as a female. Only fruits like germoids and russoids have Fatherlands.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Russians
      >Fatherland
      Bruh

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oтeчecтвo means literally fatherland

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          isn't there some russian military award "for service to the motherland" that also refers to russia as the "fatherland" in the name?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's retarded translation, there's no word in Russian that would literally mean 'motherland', there is 'oтeчecтвo' — 'fatherland' and 'poдинa' — 'place you was born in'.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >R*ssia
      >Fatherland

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Russia is a trans country. They flip flop between having a fatherland and motherland all the time.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what being orphaned by communists does to a mfer

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        To be fair, that's impessively FUCKING MASSIVE. How the hell did they erect it?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The Soviets did.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          From my limited experience with large statues, it's either polished concrete or an actual structure that you can go in, also built with concrete

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's motherland for where you are born, fatherland for where your family is from, and homeland for where you live.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The represention of Germany is still Germania

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fatherland refers to the land your father and his ancestors are from. We have the same in Norway, where it's called "Fedreland", which is plural, referring to your father and your forefathers.
      The gender is not applied to the country itself, at least not in this particular case.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn't "fatherland" mean land of your fathers rather than land that's a father? "Land" could still be female.

      In Polish we say "ojczyzna" (fatherland), but it's a feminine noun.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because countries, cars, really anything mechanical is a chick. If you don't use She or Her when you talk about your car or a boat or something you're weird.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, referring to a machine as "her" is asking it to take on a female temperament. Last thing you want is a car to give you the vehicular equivalent of "It's fine" when it's clearly not fine. Boats are different though because I wanna fuck all of then, yes including inflatable rafts and paper boats

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hope the guy who wanted the Tenacious Unicorn Ranch thread from the New Zealand Plantation is still snooping around. First search result bud, don't know what to tell you.

    chud jannies get fucked.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because I love women.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bc everyone gets fucked by their government, and if you call it a her its less gay

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      also this does make germans even more gay

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Germans only have a fatherland because France was first to have a female personification. They tried the entire Germania meme but it didn’t stick so they went with the contrarian option. Nazis then made it only worse because they hated women so much they amped up the fatherland propaganda even more.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Germans basically stopped using the term fatherland quite some time ago. Even their right-wingers use the term homeland these days which is unsurprisingly female.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Female national personas came long before feudal times, so this hardly has anything to do with taxes or military service.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    men show greater empathy and willingness to sacrifice for a concept when it is portrayed as a woman. countries were the first waifus

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This shit was revolting pedo bait that surprisingly got a lot of traction in pro-russian spaces. Really makes you think...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Where do you think you are?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Go back to r/ncd gay

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We poles have a fatherland but the world "Polska" is feminine. Such cases

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mostly Anglophonic countries

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PrepHole - Linguistics and grammar

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do people always say it “Her” navies, “Her” armies, “Her” troops when referring to countries?

    british people aren't even citizens
    they're subjects
    the queen owns them
    they're all morons

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the queen owns them
      well not anymore

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    most of the National Personifications of nations are female, the list in this article is very extensive:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_personification

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because the (male) ruler of a country is the father, and the land itself is the mother. We, the people, are the children.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gosh I don't know.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Men dedicate themselves to women to produce family and life. Men who dedicate to something else instead are seen as marrying it. So ships country's whatever else he spends his life caring for is female.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My country is a cute girl, obviously.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Bismarck was referred to as male

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Here pictured Italy and Germany in the 1800s. Clearly countries are tiptop waifus.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do people always say
    they only say that about countries ruled by a queen - e.g. england until a few days ago which is probably where you heard it - because the navy literally belongs to the monarch.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because your country spends your whole life gaslighting and manipulating you while draining your bank account like a woman would

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it requires a bunch of maintenance and fuss, or it's fickle, it's a 'Her'. That's why weather, machinery, land, nations, and bad days are all referred to as female. Ask any mechanic.
    >Captcha OPXDD

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's hot. You've never been sexually attracted to certain militaries before?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, but there are several military vehicles I want to have sex with

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because countries are pure fucking evil, but we need them anyway

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they're all vehicles. And I'm not getting inside a man.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mothers are the ones who bare children, therefore it makes more sense to refer to the land that bore you as a female.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Many languages have gender for almost all words. This includes shit that obviously doesn't have genders like lamps, towels, countries, etc.

    When people translate other languages they sometimes keep phrases like "Germany and her coal reserves," instead of its.

    It also has a nice ring to it. You generally always see it as the female in English translations these days though, but you sometimes see "his" in older stuff.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's actually really mundane. The words we use in English are derived from older languages and in those languages words had genders. Calling a boat "she" is kinda weird to us in English but some languages that's how EVERYTHING is done, boats are girls and tables are boys and houses are boys and nails are girls.

    So it's just a holdover from that. Nothing special about it, no great secret or wisdom.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Grammatical gender in English only disappeared around the 13th century in the first place.

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