Joined: 06 September 2004
A student asked, "What gender is
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 their recommendation.
The men's group decided that "computer" should
definitely be of the
feminine gender ("la computer"), because:
1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.
The native language they use to communicate with other computers
incomprehensible to everyone else.
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval And
soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half
pay check on accessories for it.
The women's group, however, concluded that
computers should be
masculine ("le computer"), 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
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.
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