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    Talking Male or Female?



    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.

    (THIS GETS BETTER!)

    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.

    The women won.
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    Amen to that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welshgirl View Post
    Women rule

    I wouldn't shout that out when you return to NZ. Unless it's in front of Helen Clark, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotherBear View Post
    I wouldn't shout that out when you return to NZ.
    Why? Is it full of male chauvanists? I may have to rethink our plans if so
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickydwuk View Post
    Why? Is it full of male chauvanists? I may have to rethink our plans if so
    Nah, it is not as male chavanistic as people's first impressions. Some guys have to put on the chauvanism cos some of the women here would take them on with arm wrestling.

    Re Helen Clark, there are quite a few jokes about her here, sort of in the vein of 'if she visits your house, leave the toilet seat up for her'. Recall they did similar with Margaret Thatcher when she was PM.

    Am a little put out by the sheer number of adverts on tv with scantily clad women ... they don't hold back on the boob close-ups either!

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