“IS A COMPUTER MALE OR FEMALE?”

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“IS A COMPUTER MALE OR FEMALE?”

 

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her adult 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 adult 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 incomprehensible 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.

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.

 

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James Dray
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Morning Joe.

While I can see the male side, never and I do mean never argue with a woman, you won't win.

Sep 26, 2018 03:03 AM #1
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Bob Ratliff
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Ha! loved it..... sometimes the older model is programed to operate consistently and smooth. "El Computador".....

Sep 26, 2018 03:10 AM #2
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I like the women's response about computer being Masculine:

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.

 

Sep 26, 2018 04:03 AM #3
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Nina Hollander
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Very clever, Joe... that has always been the hardest part of learning a new language where inanimate objects are male or female in terms of grammar. And there really is no rhyme or reason to how things are classified, I've learned.

Sep 26, 2018 04:28 AM #4
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Kat Palmiotti
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Interesting thought process! It doesn't always seem to make sense which way an object is classified.

Sep 26, 2018 04:47 AM #5
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Joe. Good points raised on both sides of the aisle. The women win for humor! Enjoy your day.

Sep 26, 2018 05:01 AM #6
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Well I think instead of women winning I think the computer must be a little bit of both.

Sep 27, 2018 05:06 PM #7
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