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Windows 7: Computer feminine or masculine?

05 Aug 2009   #1
Fisherking

Windows 7600 x64 Ultimate Activated & 100% Genuine
 
 
Computer feminine or masculine?

A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlikeEnglish, 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 forit.

(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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05 Aug 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Very nice...so true on both sides (I agree with the women). You should start a poll on the top and see who everyone here thought to have won
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05 Aug 2009   #3
DJG

 

I've actually heard both used. The sad part is that the middle portion of the noun, regardless of sex used, is Spanish for whore ...
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05 Aug 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
I've actually heard both used. The sad part is that the middle portion of the noun, regardless of sex used, is Spanish for whore ...
lmao...my spanish is a litte rusty DJG...I didn't realize it
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05 Aug 2009   #5
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
I've actually heard both used. The sad part is that the middle portion of the noun, regardless of sex used, is Spanish for whore ...
Is that 3 letters or 4 ? My Spanish is no-existe...
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05 Aug 2009   #6
DJG

 

Oddly enough, it's a four-lettered word after Com ...
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05 Aug 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Is there such a thing as a postputa??
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05 Aug 2009   #8
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Is there such a thing as a postputa??
el senor Tews es la puta de puesto...I think how that goes...remember my spanish is very rusted
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05 Aug 2009   #9
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
el senor Tews es la puta de puesto...I think how that goes...remember my spanish is very rusted
Google thinks differently.

Can't post their version, out of politeness towards the ladies...
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05 Aug 2009   #10
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
Google thinks differently.

Can't post their version, out of politeness towards the ladies...
It would seem that it translates correctly then
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