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The Spanish computer
« on: August 25, 2013, 12:53:20 PM »
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.


*(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 got a better model.*
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Re: The Spanish computer
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 08:35:04 AM »
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Re: The Spanish computer
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 23:14:26 PM »
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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.