A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.

gender‘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 use.

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 got a better model.

Who Won?
The women won.

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  1. Rhonda Albom says:

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    LOL – I had to dispute this, but I still like the model I picked.

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  2. mimi says:

    Heeheehee! Mine are masculine, most assuredly!

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  3. Comedy Plus says:

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    Bwahahahahahahahaha. Now that’s some excellent logic. On both sides of the issue too.

    Have a logictastic day Steve. 🙂

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  4. Oh my goodness. It could be both because they both can get viruses that can screw up what you’ve done before. ha,ha,ha.
    Great post stevebethere. You got me wondering about why all the languages in the world are, why they are male or female. Think about it for a moment.
    Have a el fantastico Thursday my intelligent friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paolo( Paul )

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    Great site and loved the joke..