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Spanish vs English

 

Spanish vs English

 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.

 

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.

Licensed to SELL - Dedicated - Experienced - Honest - Than Maynard - Purcell, OK

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Comment balloon 10 commentsThan Maynard • January 03 2012 09:44AM

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Cute post.  Have a great month.

Happy New Year!

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 8 years ago

Than, thanks for starting our day with a smile. Best to you and yours in 2012.

Posted by Ed & Tracy Oliva, The Oliva Team Arizona Agents (West USA Realty - Arizona) almost 8 years ago

Thanks for the smile this morning Than!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) almost 8 years ago

I think that both groups are right in their own way.

Thanks for the chuckle

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 8 years ago

Than,

Thanks so much for sharing, it's definitely a good way to start off the week! Very funny!

:)

Matt

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) almost 8 years ago

Good points on both sides.  I may have to think about this one myself.

Posted by Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer (Randi Brammer, Acctg.) almost 8 years ago

Than, If you would ask my wife the men started all of these problems, lol. Have a nice day!

Posted by Keith Gilkey, 410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake (Re/Max Chesapeake) almost 8 years ago

Glad everyone enjoyed this one. I thought it was very  accurate from both sides.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) almost 8 years ago

Than,

Yes, I think a computer is both!

Happy 2012!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) almost 8 years ago

Ha ha ha ha ha that is so funny! Very clever! Thanks for the laugh!

 

-Michael

Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) almost 8 years ago

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