Masculine or feminine?

March 1st, 2010 12:04 am by elcee

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..

The women won!


This post is for all the smart (MISUAL) women …and all the (MISUAL) men/THE MAN that have a sense of humor.

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18 Responses to “Masculine or feminine?”

  1. 1
    Sandman Says:

    Bleh! :P

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    lushai_er Says:

    ha ha ha

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  3. 3
    mzvision Says:

    3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and hi dik bon tops kan chetchhiatna hi chu an memory ah hian a in flag sa emaw tih mai tur hian appropriate time deuh ah hian machine gun ang hian ri cher cher thei zel ;)

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    chawnghilh Says:

    Computer hian RAM a mamawh avangin, computer hi feminine-ah ka ngai! RAM hi BERAMPA tihna a ni lawm ni? Mother Board han tih atang pawh hian MHIP … :lol:

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    muantea Says:

    The male group stood firmly on their decision for a computer has ports which should be connected with USB

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  6. 6
    van damme Says:

    mipa ho sawikhom no.1 khi a dik lutuk.

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  7. 7
    H.Vangchhia Says:

    Ka nuih huk chu a :P

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    rka_49er Says:

    kei pawh ka nui

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  9. 9
    shailendra Says:

    HA HA HA zing kar karah kan nuih vak chu a…

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    wonderboy Says:


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    badboy Says:


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  12. 12
    Hotshot Says:

    Computer chuan mouse(sazu) a neih vangin masculine a chhiar tur a ni ang chu.

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  13. 13
    badboy Says:

    @Hotshot:Feminine ho pawn sazu te chu an nei ve tho lawm :lol:

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  14. 14
    Hotshot Says:

    @badboy: Ni tho mai. Mahse mouse mei hi a kawh ngeuh aaa.. :)

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    chhangte_ll Says:

    Mouse hian ‘Pad’ a mamawh tlata, feminine anih hmel ka ti :twisted:

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    darchhunval Says:

    Fem chiang:

    1.Chhan hriat lem loh a nawrh an ching.
    2.A enkawl tu a zir zir an ni ve tlats.
    3.thluak(cpu) aiin hmel(screen) a langsar in mit a la zawk fo.
    4.A chul nel peih peih in an operate zei.

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    LakherAnthur Says:

    Computer has a “hard drive”; so it is a masculine, for sure.

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    Maisek Says:

    Male – size does matter!
    Female – miss a period and they go wild!

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