One of the more charming human traits of long standing is our penchant
for naming inanimate objects that play important roles in our lives. We
name our boats, our cars, and our houses. Psychologists will have much
to say about this, no doubt, but it seems we anthropomorphize things to establish a relationship, transforming a commodity into something almost human.
sailors of the early nineteenth century evinced the same predilection,
only in their case they named the cannons they served in battle. READ THE FULL STORY >>
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