Nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine  

rm_PurryKitty2 48M/49F
12865 posts
3/2/2006 11:37 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine

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.

Sail


Purry


fun4allin2006 53M
1583 posts
3/2/2006 1:21 pm

YEP---I agree--not sure with which group but I do.

FUN


ByteChaser2 52M

3/3/2006 9:13 am

Is there a conjugation for a hermaphrodite computer???


pronoforpyro 45M

3/3/2006 3:25 pm

Purry, since we are doing a language lesson here, voulez vous couchez avec moi? oui oui, le language de Francais aussie est masculan et feminine.

au revoir

le Prono

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