What gender is your city?

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Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 12:19 pm
What species, gender, icon, poem, expression, hero, story is your country, city, town, block, building, house, cottage, bed-sit, car, garage, shed, tent?

Why must we anthropomorphise such as our domicile?

Are there any male cities out there?

What makes a place a female rather than a male?
(Why have your golf clubs got girls name?)

Create your own poem or saying or gender for yours if you haven't been given one.
Pepijn Sweep
Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 02:51 pm
@sometime sun,
Don't know about cities. Where I was born het dorp (hamlet) was divided in two parts; East & West. We crossed by a rowing-boat. There is a bridge now down stream.
I was born in the East, now the wEST.
Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 12:03 am
@sometime sun,
Male cities? Hard to think of AUSTIN, Texas as female, since it is a common given name for males in our country. But I'm not from Texas, and I really don't know the tradition there.

Cars, for us, write their own stories. Our recently deceased Mrs. Stewart got her name from Mrs. Stewart's laundry blue-ing powder. Shortly after we got her, the starter failed. The cab driver who took us home was from Jamaica, and told us that in his country, to improve one's luck, one bathed in blue-ing powder. So call me "Gullible Smurf"?

Che is our old G-10 CHEvy van, one of the early, reliable workhorses of American fleets. We bought him when he was 18 years old. Che seemed an appropriate name for him; his outdated model-style gave the impression he ought to be carrying "economically challenged" guerillas around somewhere. It has become our tradition, when starting him, to proclaim, "Viva la revolucion!"


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