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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.



(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.



Women won.
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this seems to show the true story
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Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
this seems to show the true story
Me not understand .....
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As long as you can stick a USB flash card finger in it,it's female...
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Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
this seems to show the true story
My interpretation of the picture is that a man only has one knob. It's small but he doesn't mention that in conversation.

A woman likes to touch lots of knobs, before deciding whether she wants a particular one. She cannot make up her mind, so she continues to allow herself a large number of knobs to choose from.
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My interpretation of the picture is that a man only has one knob. It's small but he doesn't mention that in conversation.

A woman likes to touch lots of knobs, before deciding whether she wants a particular one. She cannot make up her mind, so she continues to allow herself a large number of knobs to choose from.
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It seems to me that the answers given by the second group should more correctly have made its gender feminine rather than masculine...needs to be turned on first, can be indecisive, creates rather than solves problems and can easily be replaced by a better model.
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Originally Posted by Paidtoplease View Post
Me not understand .....
I took it to mean that unlike men women are extremely complex machines with lots of knobs and switches to pull/twist/switch before you can get any useful response from them.
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Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
I took it to mean that unlike men women are extremely complex machines with lots of knobs and switches to pull/twist/switch before you can get any useful response from them.
Really !!!
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Originally Posted by Paidtoplease View Post
Really !!!
no...he's just trying to get in your good books, lol...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
no...he's just trying to get in your good books, lol...

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Really !!!
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Originally Posted by Paidtoplease View Post
Really !!!
oh abso...

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oh abso...

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really!!
defo...lmao...

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