What Is the Gender of Your Computer?

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Got this in an email, thought you guys might relate...:p

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.

The women won.
  • Profile picture of the author tsuccess
    I can't decide if the computer should be masculine or feminine but that story is pretty funny.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    My computer and my car are both dudes.

    I don't care what the Spanish, French or anybody else says.

    Very funny story.

    (and why I flunked French - walked out because the so-called teacher would not explain what makes a chair feminine or masculine) - sat in the deans office all term - parley vousy francasisy? noi.)
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    • Profile picture of the author reddy2011
      LoL It was so funny reading the one's written by girls... you should turn them on before you start using them.... Like this one a lot...
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  • Profile picture of the author siwelso
    Hilarious. El computador it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    HERE is a funny one, that I think is CRAZY!

    What gender is a FEMALE in German? REMEMBER, there are THREE possibilities! MALE, FEMALE, and NEUTER!

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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I have to agree that computers are male after reading the woman's arguments -
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Bill... You definitely get the Award for Best Post of the Week!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      My computer is neuter.

      I cut off it's ****s the first time it gave me sh*t
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      • Profile picture of the author waterotter
        My computer is male, I've said that before in this forum. His name is Fred, short for F**king Ridiculous Electronic Device.

        'nuff said. :p
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        • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
          None of my computers have had a gender (except TG&PO) since my Amiga days. And the manufacturer built that answer into the machines' names.


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  • Profile picture of the author Scouser
    Oh, my computer is definitely female......

    It never does what I want it to do

    I shout at it but it never listens

    It's never wrong - it's always my fault if something's wrong

    It seems to know everything

    If I play games with it, I always lose

    It's never turned on when I go to bed

    It looks old when a new model comes out


    BUT.....

    I loved it at first sight

    It never shouts at me when I do something wrong

    I learn from it all the time

    It can do almost anything

    I know how to turn it on

    If I press all the right buttons, it does what I want

    It gives me hours of pleasure

    It will never leave me

    I couldn't live without it
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  • Profile picture of the author Vicky K
    hahahahahah awesome story

    my computer is definitely female though.. such a diva.. lol


    PS @Scouser: awwwww that's love
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    • Profile picture of the author Scouser
      Hi Fondi,

      I missed one off - it's always crashing! (sorry, just had to add that....sexist I know, but it did write my car off not long ago)
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  • Profile picture of the author ashcarter
    Haha, that was funny, but i think computer should have been a female, because my friends all the time says that your computer is your GF.. you can't live without it and they suggest me for marrying my computer but if in case My computer is a male then i would be called as a Gay lolz...
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  • Profile picture of the author misharuski
    Mine is male haha
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  • Profile picture of the author Pauline60
    Mine has got to the point where it can only run one application at a a time - ergo it is male.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Pauline60 View Post

      Mine has got to the point where it can only run one application at a a time - ergo it is male.
      Very funny, HA HA! Well, mine has come up with messages saying it can't find/do this and that, that it doesn't get what it expects, or that I should buy more software. ALSO, I had to study a while to understand her. I pay a lot for her! I guess it is female! 8-)

      BTW nobody tried to answer my question. In German, a female is all the above! As a baby, she is neuter, Das Baby. As a little Girl, neuter, Das Maedchen. As a teenager, MASCULINE, Der Backfisch!(Believe it or not, it is an idiom that basically means like silly ) As a young woman, neuter, Das Fraeulein. As a married woman, FEMININE, Die Frau. UNREAL, HUH?

      BTW I don't think males are ever shown as feminine, but they ALSO may be neuter. OUCH! (couldn't resist!)

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author realpph
    This made me laugh really hard! It is very true...in spanish it actually is female...but i don't care what they say...mine is a guy.
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  • Profile picture of the author CharityHutchison
    female bc it thinks with both sides of its brain
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    • Profile picture of the author daniax
      Originally Posted by CharityHutchison View Post

      female bc it thinks with both sides of its brain
      good one)
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by CharityHutchison View Post

      female bc it thinks with both sides of its brain
      You DO know that computers can't think, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author gareth
    it must be a chick coz I'm always....
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  • Profile picture of the author Sunfyre7896
    Mine is a pain in the a$$ so I'm not sure which sex that would be. Probably both.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    I never gave mine a gender, but it MUST be a woman - my wife is always complaining that I spend too much time with the "other woman" - so she decided for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Quasha
    I don't think like that and I still really can't now. But truly the story is funny and some kind true with basic common judgment about men and women.:p
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  • Profile picture of the author FayyLa
    it looks like Male
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  • Profile picture of the author bkkmma
    It has got be female.......cos it can multi-task : )
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  • Profile picture of the author edricwage
    Nice! My vote goes for the masculine side.
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  • Profile picture of the author ngseosept
    The last statement is totally a bomb. No wonder why girls won in identifying the computer's gender.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Alex
    LOL awesome thread! Mine definitely is a female
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Nice summary, well I suppose the women won, their succint points are more truer than the mens
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    I'm with boys.
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  • Profile picture of the author serena85
    In my country depends on the objects and there are female gender and men genders but there is also a neutral one like computer, sun, moon, sky, and so one....
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    • Profile picture of the author crystalDMP
      funny story.
      Being a woman myself, "Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval", this is sooo true!
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  • Profile picture of the author Inspiro Assistant
    I've decided that my computer is male because it is my boyfriend. That story is really Fantastic!
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  • Profile picture of the author Morriskl
    I guess it's a female.. Always up to some information!
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  • Profile picture of the author dhiraj161298
    Nice one bro I liked the story..
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  • Profile picture of the author afifforum
    lol... my computer gander is male.........)
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  • Profile picture of the author MagicShovels
    Definitely female
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