Is it Male or Female?

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I hope you had a great Cinco de Mayo and enjoyed some great fun food tonight. Sort of brightens up the week a bit, doesn’t it? (as long as you didn’t have too much tequila)

Here’s a little belated Cinco de mayo humor…

 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 paycheque on accessories for  it.

The  women’s group, however, concluded that computers  should be Masculine (‘elcomputador’),  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 😉