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    Re: Naming Ships
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2003 Jan 23, 19:53 -0800

    On Thursday, January 23, 2003, at 07:43 PM, Jared Sherman wrote:
    
    > naval and marine tradition does not use it since a ship is a "person".
    
    I think this is a good insight into proper usage.  A person's name does
    not usually include "the" before it.
    
    This also applies to Apple's Macintosh computer.  Many magazines get it
    wrong, but since 1984 Apple referred to it by name, the startup screen
    simply said "Welcome to Macintosh", and so forth.
    
    Dan
    
    
    

       
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