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What Gender are Computers?

Postby Plavt » Wed, 10 May 2006 12:45 am

A language instructor was explaining to her class that in French, nouns,unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or femine.One puzzled student asked,'What gender is computer'?' The teacher did not know, and the word wasn't in her French dictionary.So for fun she split the class into two groups, appropriately enough,by gender and asked them to decide whether 'computer' should be a masculine or feminine noun.

Both groups were required to give four reasons for their recommendation.The men's group decided that computers should definitely be of the feminine gender because:
No one but their creator understands their internal logic.
The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to every one else.
Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for possible later retrireview.
As soon as you make a commitment to one,you find yourself spending half your pay check on accessories for it.
The womens group, however concluded that computers should be masculine, because:
In order to get their attention you have to turn them on.
They have a lot of data but they are still clueless.
They are supposed to help you solve problems,but half of the time they are the problem.
As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you'd waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.

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Postby sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi » Wed, 10 May 2006 7:19 pm

And what odes it have to do with genders?
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Postby Saint » Wed, 10 May 2006 7:32 pm

sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi wrote:And what odes it have to do with genders?


Wait until you are older and you'll understand :roll:

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Postby sQ-StEwaRd-ShazNi » Thu, 11 May 2006 2:12 pm

Oh I get it..Okay now I understand more clearly..

I read it about 4 times until I get to figure this thing out..
I suppose adults use Metaphors eh...
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