Friday, March 12, 2010

Spanish Lesson

Spanish Lesson 

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'), 

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 

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.


women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine 
el computador'), 

1. In 
order to do anything with them, you have to turn them 

2. They 
have a lot of data but still can't think for 

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.

this to all the smart women you know...and all the men that have a
sense of humor.

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