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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Computer Gender

An email from one of Mrs. T's legion of female correspondents....

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 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.
 

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the laughs. Have a happy 4th.

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  2. *sigh* Me and my computer are so misunderstood.

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  3. I talked with my pc about this, he said:

    "1110100110 01110001010 010 110011100100 !!"

    Have your pc translate, TB.

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  4. I love this! So funny and true! Have a very nice 4th of July Mr. and Mrs. T.

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  5. I love the humor on both sides but I agree with the women of course.

    Cheers,

    Jo

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  6. HELP !!!
    Please get rid of that navy blue background and go to black type on white. I am nearly blind and cannot read you this way. I do not want to lose you......

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  7. Funny. I enjoyed that. The women are correct.

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  8. i like it! the women were correct, too!

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  9. Hahaha! This is great and the women are definitely right!

    Happy 4th!

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  10. Very cute ... and pretty accurate I'd say !!

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  11. That was funny and both sides had good points.

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  12. Thank goodness our language doesn't demand genders for everything. It requires too much thought!

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  13. Ha! Well, of COURSE the women won, TB! :-)

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  14. Well, I'm late to this party but I loved the humor! Just when I thought the men had nailed it, I read the women's list...bwahahaha.

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