Spanish Computers... Just had to pass this one on!

Spanish Computer

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.’
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; and

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; and

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

The women won.

Send this to all the smart women you know…and all the men that have a sense of humour.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 6 years ago

    Oh I so love this.

  • Thanks for the comment kalaryder… I’m glad to hear you like it… I like the words too… I just don’t want to take either side!!! LOL

    Perhaps both sides are right in their own subtle, perhaps, mischievous and peculiar ways!… after all, there is always two sides to every story!

    – Craig Watson

  • Heike Schenk Arena
    Heike Schenk A...almost 6 years ago


  • Glad you have got a laugh, Heike!!!

    – Craig Watson

  • skyhorse
    skyhorsealmost 6 years ago

    hahahaha this is just so true, computers ARE male

  • Are you sure… I think there really are two sides to every story! LOL

    – Craig Watson

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