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Re: [LOL] about male's behaviour on IRC



A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.
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�� � � �'House' for instance, is feminine: 'la casa.'
�� � � �'Pencil,' however, is masculine: 'el lapiz.'
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�� � � �A student asked, 'What gender is 'computer'?'
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�� � � �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.
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�� � � �The men's group decided that 'computer' should definitely be of the feminine gender ('la computadora'), because:
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�� � � �1.. No one but their creator understands their internal logic;
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�� � � �2 The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;
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�� � � �3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and
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�� � � �4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself
�� � � �spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
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�� � � �(THIS GETS BETTER!)
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�� � � �The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ('el computador'), because:
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�� � � �1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;
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�� � � �2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves;
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�� � � �3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and
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�� � � �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..
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�� � � �The women won.
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On 28 August 2010 16:04, Francesca Ciceri <madamezou@yahoo.it> wrote:
Hi all,
I couldn't resist: it made me laugh so much...!

http://xkcd.com/322/

Cheers,
Francesca


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