Is "Computer" Masculine or Feminine-Got This in Email Today, LOL.

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by speckledhen, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    What Gender is Computer?


    A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike
    English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.

    'House' for instance, is feminine: 'la casa.'
    'Pencil,' however, is masculine: 'el lapiz.'

    A student asked, 'What gender is 'computer'?'

    Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two
    groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves
    whether computer' should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each
    group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.

    The men's group decided that 'computer' should definitely be of the
    feminine gender ('la computadora'), because:

    1 No one but their creator understands their internal logic;

    2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is inco mprehensible to everyone else;

    3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and

    4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself
    spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

    (THIS GETS BETTER!)

    The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be

    Masculine ('el computador'), because:

    1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;

    2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves;

    3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and

    4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.

    The women won.

    Send this to all the smart women you know...and all the men that have
    a sense of humor.
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Ha ha ha ha ha!! My minor is Spanish, and I'm a bit of a geek, so I enjoyed this immensely. [​IMG] Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. chickenlover98

    chickenlover98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cute!
     
  4. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    [​IMG] roflamo
     
  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    lol I've seen that email before.

    By the way, Computer in Spanish is La Computadora. So it is feminine [​IMG]
     

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