28 maj 2008

Han eller hon

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class

 that in Spanish nouns are designated as either 
masculine or feminine.

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
should definitely be
 of the feminine gender

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 computers should be masculine 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.

The women won.

1 kommentar:

Matilda sa...

Haha! Det var roligt!
Kul att språkas i går också, även om det var formellt!

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