Anonymous asked in TravelIrelandOther - Ireland · 4 weeks ago

What genders are Ireland and Scotland?

Like how Russia is often referred to as Mother Russia or America is referred to as a lady in a lot of songs. Do Ireland and Scotland have the same sort of thing going on?

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    The Irish and Scottish are way better than the Americans. That’s all you need to know.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Male England is the ***** woman

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Scotland takes it up the aaaaaassssssssss from England, Ireland does no such thing

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Both Ireland and Scotland are female

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It used to be common to refer to geographical features, ships, etc. as female, but that is seriously outdated, and most people don't do it any more.

  • Nancy
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Female.  The only countries in the world that take a male gender are Germany and Egypt.  Germany is "The Fatherland."  And Egypt has traditionally taken on a male gender because in Ancient Egyptian mythology, the Earth God, "Geb," was male.

    Nowadays, though, most English speakers refer to countries as a gender-neutral "it" rather than "she" or "her."  Only when waxing poetic does one attribute gender to a country, but when doing so, it's almost always female, except in those cases I mentioned, but even sometimes in those cases.  

    By the way, Ireland is "Hebernia" in Latin, while Scotland is "Scotiae," both located in "Britania," all of which are female nouns, Latin being where the custom in English for attributing gender to countries comes from.

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