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  • Robert Boynton
    Time for a bit of old humour I think you will find this amusing. SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 7, 2008
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      Time for a bit of old humour


      I think you will find this amusing.










      SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in



      Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as
      either



      masculine or feminine.



      For EXAMPLE:



      '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.
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