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masculine or feminine?

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You've probably already seen this, but it's funny. BTW, in Spanish there are 2 masculine nouns that mean computer, and 1 feminine.

Feminine or masculine? A language teacher was explaining to her class that in French, nouns, unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine.

For example, "House" in French, is feminine........"La maison". "Pencil" in French, is masculine...."le crayon".

One puzzled student asked, "What gender is a computer?"
The teacher did not know, and the word was not in her French dictionary So for fun she split the class into two groups, appropriately enough, by gender and asked them to decide whether "computer" should be a masculine
or a feminine noun.

Both groups were required to give four reasons for their recommendation

The boy's group decided that computer should definitely be of the feminine gender ('la computer"), 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 review; and
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

The girl's group, however, concluded that computers should be masculine (le computer") 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 girls won.
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LMGOWBO!! [ Laughing my Grossly over weight butt off]

Thanks for sharing , Sam
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Hey Bren? I meant to ask, where did you get this?
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Hissy, it was an email joke someone sent me. I've seen it before, not sure where it originated.
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This is a good one!
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Just read it!
ROTFL!!!! ...and how true too!! LOL
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