A joke to brighten up your monday blues!

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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 lcombs
    I think the guys have the most factual response.
    The girls just formulated an opinion based on what they like to think is realitybut, in fact is based on #3 in the guys response.:p
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    • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
      The teacher is a "her"

      Thats why in the joke, the female group wins.
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      • Profile picture of the author barefut
        Originally Posted by Newbieee View Post

        The teacher is a "her"

        Thats why in the joke, the female group wins.
        Amen, well said! I've never wondered whether my computer was male or female...
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        • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
          Originally Posted by barefut View Post

          Amen, well said! I've never wondered whether my computer was male or female...
          Maybe its BI. hehe

          Oh i just tot of an impromptu joke.

          If you walk pass ur com and it turns on, its a female.
          lol !
          if you wife or sister walks pass it and it turns on, its a male!
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    That's funny for sure!

    Never thought about the gender of my computer but it
    makes a lot of sense that computers should be (.. ok
    my wife just left the room) la computadora.

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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    And if the computer's old it probably has a floppy disk, very little ram, and takes forever to boot up. Definitely a male.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    Originally Posted by Newbieee View Post


    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.
    I don't know if this type of thinking should win.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Hill
      Originally Posted by Ernie Lo View Post

      I don't know if this type of thinking should win.
      I agree. Although it is true when it comes to computers. Not people though
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  • Profile picture of the author bradstern
    LOL. This is funny!

    Hmm. Women must be thinking of Windows computers? Haha
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    • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
      Originally Posted by bradstern View Post

      LOL. This is funny!

      Hmm. Women must be thinking of Windows computers? Haha
      Why ?
      Is mac that powerful?
      Ive never used them. So i dont know.
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    hahahahahah! That is completely awesome! For some reason I would take a 'computer' as a feminine noun just because the boys came up with some awesome reasoning!
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  • Profile picture of the author mamzer
    Had a good laugh... I'm passing this on.
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    • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
      Originally Posted by techbul View Post

      hahahahahah! That is completely awesome! For some reason I would take a 'computer' as a feminine noun just because the boys came up with some awesome reasoning!
      haha Hey techbul, thanks for dropping by.

      Originally Posted by mamzer View Post

      Had a good laugh... I'm passing this on.
      hi there.. how would u pass this on?
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    Originally Posted by Newbieee View Post

    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.
    Definitely a cute one, but in the 4 responses from the women side, you could apply 3 to them as well. Because let's face it - turning them on can be a real b1tch some times

    Slight variations:

    1- See above...
    2- They have a lot of data but still can't make decisions...
    3- No changes
    4- ...you could have gotten a newer (younger) model.
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  • Profile picture of the author harrymcclaire
    Haha this one is funny.
    Was searching the forum for jokes and found this one.

    I dont know much of spanish but i laughed at this.
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