With respect to the feminine nature of Compost Piles. On the one hand I am very aware of the possibility of insult, and yet on the other hand, it's a somewhat intimate relationship I have with Compost Piles and frankly I'd rather dig around in girls than in boys. So there.
Perhaps more extraordinary is a correspondent from Virginia, which is a state in
the United States, who informs me, they give gender and personality to numbers.
The number 5, is a "mean girl." A burden to some, perhaps. A joy to
others. Harriet, Hatty or maybe Hilda.