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Mr ChriZ

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Computers Male/Female?
« on: March 10, 2008, 02:02:02 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.
 
 
 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.

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Re: Computers Male/Female?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 02:42:17 pm »

I Have called computers by many names both male and female.

I Think It Depends If The Computer Is Performing As It Should Or If Your Having Problems With It.

It also Could Depend On What Problem Your Having With The Computer.

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