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    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.

    (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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    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, because I am the baddest motherfu$@er in the goddamn valley.

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    Talking any roman language has male female

    any roman language has male and female
    roman means from latin
    english is more technical derived from german..
    this is why latin cultures very different from our own
    roman languages more romantic
    also very deffined what men do and what woman do......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphtango1
    any roman language has male and female
    roman means from latin
    english is more technical derived from german..
    this is why latin cultures very different from our own
    roman languages more romantic
    also very deffined what men do and what woman do......
    German has masculine, feminine and neuter.

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    and computer is das (neuter) in german


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