Online Sex, Anyone?

( – promoted by buhdydharma )

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’.

One of the students 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 money on accessories for it.

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.

4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that had you waited a little longer, you could have got a better model.





Needless to say… the women won ended up on top. 🙂


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    • Edger on June 20, 2010 at 01:23

  1. thanks I needed a good chuckle.

    Ive been dealing with various things here on the homefront, Battle of the Sexes in some senses and also ….uhm… multi-generational. lol. Trying to get us ready for me and kid to go to Florida next week, and DH will be home alone for the week. Past two days have been intensive SHOPPING so I had the opportunity to explain to my daughter how men and women SHOP so differently. Men = Hunters and Women = Gatherers. heh. 1PM Friday… DH sez to me, here’s some cash, go get what you need, you’ll be done by 4PM right?


    We’ve got weekend family w/ a wedding (casual thank goodness) then 4 days at the beach. Ill try not to rant but, I will say, two full days and approx $180 later, I am done now. I AM THE MOST AWESOME SHOPPER in the world! LOL

  2. Pique the Geek one sometime soon, perhaps at 9:00 PM tonight.  You never know what will happen there, so tune in to it.

    Warmest regards,


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