Is The Comuputer a Man or a Woman

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language instructor was explaining to her class that French nouns, unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine.

Things like 'chalk' or 'pencil,' she described, would have a gender association although in English these words were neutral. Puzzled, one student raised his hand and asked, "What gender is a computer?"

The teacher wasn't certain which it was,and so divided the class into two groups and asked them to decide if a computer should be masculine or feminine. One group was comprised of the women in the class, and the other, of men. Both groups were asked to give four reasons for their recommendation.

The group of women concluded that computers should be referred to in masculine gender because: 1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on. 2. They have a lot of data but are still clueless. 3. They are supposed to help you solve your problems, but half the time they ARE the problem. 4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that, if you had waited a little longer, you could have had a better model.

The men, on the other hand, decided that computers should definitely be referred to in the feminine gender 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 your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval. 4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories.


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by Louise B. 1+ years ago

its actually male :D

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by fadhli r. 1+ years ago

kinda repition

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by alexis p. 1+ years ago

So, what is it?

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by Amer A. 1+ years ago

i think both are the way im a guy if you think im rite come to my house

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by LiTtLe MiSs RaNdOm. .. 1+ years ago

to erica v's comment: hell yes!

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by Erica V. 1+ years ago

lol... i agree with the women; men are defintetly the most clueless creatures on the planet

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