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Old 17.04.2002, 21:23   #1
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Cool what gender is a computer?

Probably some truth on both sides.
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" have a gender association, although in English these words are
neutral. Puzzled, one student raised his hand and asked, "What gender is a computer?"
The teacher wasn't certain which it was, and divided the class into two groups; one group all
male, the other all female. They were to decide which gender should be applied to "computer" and
give four reasons for their decision.
The results:
The group of women concluded computers should be referred to in the 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 group of men decided 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 banks for later retrieval.
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it !!!!!!!!
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