Friday, January 22, 2010

Computers - Male or Female???

A 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 2 groups (male and female) and asked them to decide if a computer should be masculine or feminine. Both groups were asked to give four reasons for their recommendation.
The Men decided that computers should definitely be referred to in the feminine gender because:
No one but their creator understands their internal logic.
The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else,
Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.
As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
The Women concluded that computers should be referred to in the masculine gender because:
In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
They have a lot of data but are still clueless.
They are supposed to help you solve your problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.
As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you waited a little bit longer, you could have had a better model.


5 comments:

Qismina said...

bagi aku kom tetap pompuan.. lebih2 agi lappy aku.. dia sungguh ayu.. huhu

Belogger Prost said...

wah aku juga bingung mengenai jenis kelamin laptop ma komputer aku..maklum lah,kan aku senang ma manusia.piss sahabatku.....nice info,sharing lagi ya sahabatku

kenwooi said...

haha.. interesting =P

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Life Moto said...

still i am clueless if it is masculine or feminine.

Ngaguls-crew said...

hahaha,, lol..

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