What gender is a computer?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

what gender is a 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 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 men won.

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klivengood said...

hehehe..funny..hmmm i wonder if there's a lesbian/gay computer..

Kate said...

this was a fun read!

the guys' reasons also DO make sense. haha. nice post! :D

sherina-sara said...

i have to agree with the guys. :)

Jed and Vit said...

heard this from the radio a couple of days ago! funny indeed!

Seiko said...

Haha!!You make me laugh again!Thank you so much for the sharing & for bringing the smile into my life.Btw,I guess I might rather chose it as el computador for men,it fits a lot for men.Grin!Have a Blessed sunday to you too,looking forward for your next post.

schizoshrink said...

aww.. just because you're a man.. haha...

Daisy said...

LOL thats a new perspective.. and quote fun too!

Ana P. S. said...

This is so funny. A computer does sound like a man because, yeah, you have to turn him on first before he can function...LOL! Some takes forever, which is annoying to me because I want to get down to business...LOL! I mean darn a computer can load too slow sometimes.

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