Thursday, November 19, 2009

Is Computer Male or Female...?

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:

cute nerd Pictures, Images and Photos
(photo credit to saila279, from photobucket)



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:

Computer Robe Pictures, Images and Photos
(photo credit to smurby, from photobucket)



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.

8 comments:

mtoni said...

di naman pare pareho ugali ng tao. meron din hindi gusto maging pabigat sa iba.
katwiran ko kung gusto mo ng isang bagay pagsikapan at paglaanan mo pero habang wala pa di tiis muna.

Lee said...

@Mtoni, ay ina ading ko, talaga nga kasta ti biyag, korek ka itta.

Jaypee of enjayneer.com said...

dapat feminine sya.. kc andaming pindutan.. hehehehe...

Lee said...

@Jaypee, oo nga e kaso mukhang babae ang gumawa kaya syempre babae ang winner lol.

mtoni said...

tama conclusion ng mga babae, masculine ang pyuter.

heka ba't ate lee padalawa beses na to ngkkoment ako di nakapasok ang una, don sa kabila entry mo ganun din. sabi nga ni mam cat na freeze?

Lee said...

Mtoni, palagay ko nga ading,kasi ako hirap din makapasok, napi freeze din tong connection ko,nakikisama sa winter

Snow said...

tingin ko talaga, male ang gender ng computer kasi hindi nga naman gumagana kapag hindi binubuksan...heheeh...

Lee said...

@Snow, aba sister ok na ulit ang bahay mo?thanx sa dalaw