Joke 456

22 Jun


English: This is a reproduction of two variant...

English: This is a reproduction of two variants of one woman’s face — one masculinized and one feminized. The two computer-created morphs were done by Face Research, a psychological organization that studies human faces. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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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 casaPencil, 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.
  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 computer 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.
  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.



20 Responses to “Joke 456”

  1. jmgoyder June 22, 2012 at 04:43 #

    Good one!


  2. terry1954 June 22, 2012 at 04:50 #



  3. kiwidutch June 22, 2012 at 05:56 #

    Ergo Computers are transgender !


  4. misswhiplash June 22, 2012 at 06:09 #

    Now that is great logic,,,so very true,,,and very funny, Do hope that your right arm is improving love P xxxxxxxx


  5. vivinfrance June 22, 2012 at 06:29 #

    All too diabolically true.


  6. Food Stories June 22, 2012 at 06:59 #

    So, so true 🙂


  7. sarsm June 22, 2012 at 08:20 #

    I love this one!!


  8. speccy June 22, 2012 at 09:12 #

    Hello Tilly *waves, knowing you can’t wave back* I hope your arm/hand/wrist is improving 🙂


  9. viveka June 22, 2012 at 10:43 #

    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.- my favorite – it’s one of the best, Tilly … *smile
    Personal my PC is male … and I have never looked it differently.


  10. viveka June 22, 2012 at 10:48 #

    Tilly … will steal this for my FB profile – will it be okay ????


  11. Al June 22, 2012 at 12:11 #

    All computers are female.My proof? Online shopping.


  12. Al June 22, 2012 at 12:13 #

    Oops. Didn’t know that verbiage would make me a shill for a website!


  13. Al June 22, 2012 at 12:17 #

    Wow. Now I have to explain. When I posted the first comment the words “all computers” became a link to a website selling computers. When I posted the second comment the link on the first comment disappeared. Looks like the wordpress gremlins are out again Tilly. At least it’s padding your comment numbers.


  14. lanceleuven June 22, 2012 at 18:15 #

    It’s heart-warming to see the kids having so much respect for their gender opposites! (It’s also nice to see a gender based joke where we all get to poke fun at each other 🙂 )


  15. SchmidleysScribbling June 22, 2012 at 21:12 #

    Computers are for kids and old people too, but old people have more fun.


  16. katharinetrauger June 22, 2012 at 21:22 #

    I know Spanish, and the male/female decision is often based on:

    Do-er = male
    Done-to = female


    In that light, “computer” should be female, receiver of blows and curses, extension of male ego, etc.

    Just sayin’.

    Although I do not know which it really is, since I studied in the ’60’s and early 70’s.


  17. malna June 23, 2012 at 07:05 #

    Reblogged this on frankfurtmalin and commented:
    Is the computer masculine or feminine?


  18. robincoyle June 23, 2012 at 18:04 #

    Male. Definitely male.


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