Is computer male or female???

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  1. meenaprakash

    meenaprakash Silver IL'ite

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    Here's another cool mail.........

    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 computer"), because:
    1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic

    2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is
    impossible to understand for everyone else

    3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for
    possible later retrieval

    4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending
    half your paycheck on accessories for it.

    (No chuckling... this gets better!)
    The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be
    Masculine ("el computer"), 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

    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.
     
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  2. varalotti

    varalotti IL Hall of Fame

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    Very Humorous

    Dear Meena,
    A very humorous and a cool post. I could not help laughing aloud in my office. I think a computer is a hermaphrodite - that is a male and a female at the same time. Since it has the qualities of both the sexes.
    Unlike the European languages the Sanskrit has three genders - Masculine, Feminine and Neuter. pulingaha, sthrilingaha and napumsahalingaha. I will conveneintly put computers into the third class and be done with that.
    Good post, Meena.
    sridhar
     
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    La computadora

    Though the women won in this funny snippet, in reality, the group of the men are the one to win as the computer in spanish is literally translated as "la computadora" (feminine gender)!!!
     
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    manjula New IL'ite

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    you go girl!!

    It was a good laugh. After reading this me and my friends were having blast about what else in computer is like girls or boys. This topic is really a very good time pass.

    Thanks for sharing
    MK
     

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