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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Spanish Teacher

by Dianne

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 paycheck on accessories for it.


(THIS GETS BETTER!)


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 if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.


The women won.

31 comments:

Tina~in_ut said...

Good Moaning~

Tina~in_ut said...

Thanks for sending this in, Di~

Michael said...

Yeah Dianne...thanks a lot....

Michael said...

I feel as though Dianne sends in exclusionary blogs.

Most recently the Heterosexual BBQ blog and now this!

Where is the LGBT perspective on this?

Lesbian..gay..bisexual and transgender citizens are just supposed to sit back and see the hetero "way" on EVERYTHING??

Gays rights are on the move worldwide....I have even read that in some countries they want to give us some serious real estate!! ISLANDS!! And some even speak of putting us into a space program to explore another PLANET!!

I haven't heard of anyone wanting to give heteros their own islands or shoot them into orbit!

And some countries have a completely different set of laws for us! DEATH PENALTIES!! And we don't have to wait for that long drawn out appeals process like heteros do! We get to step to the FRONT of the line!!

As you can see we are sitting at the front of the bus these days instead of the back....so you better watch your step because when the day comes that we have ALL the say over ALL THE RIGHTS....we may choose to treat you with the same fairness with which we have been treated...

Bottom line is...you mess with the freaks and the freaks will get their FREAK ON!!!

Zona said...

Good Morning!

DIANNE: Pretty darn accurate..in the first group #3..but only the big stuff..I don't have the capacity to remember the small things anymore..lucky Mr Z..and in the second group..#1..again, lucky Mr Z.. ;D

TINA: Moaning in more ways than one today? I agree, summer colds are the worst..hope you feel better fast!

From Sunday..I liked the other CLG song much better..but this one was ok..never heard it before..thanks for keeping me up to date on music!! :D

..and Monday..I'm really starting to like Stephen Colbert..I'm going to try and watch his show..is he on Comedy Central??

MICHAEL: Looks like you're about to get one right between the eyes..DUCK!

Busy weekend here in hot, humid AZ..yep, I said humid..we almost had rain last night..woohoo!!

Have a nice day today everyone!

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Michael are you going to another planet? When? Where? For how long?

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Morning Tina and Zona!

I thought the blog was quite cute Dianne! Thanks for the chuckles!

Michael said...

Shirley....

there has been talk of sending all the gays to another planet or their own island....

I was under the impression when I made that statement that that was a good thing....I have received word that it is not a good thing..

Matter of fact...its a bad thing...

Lynn D said...

Morning Glories!

Hope you all had a safe and sane 4th. We had a great time and then came home and Richard and Richards Mom and Dad were all throwing up and had the hershey squirts. These were not the fireworks we wanted to come home to. Eva is the only who was fine. Yikes!

Why an inanimate object has to be male or female eludes me but okay. lol
Waving at everyone!

Tinka said...

10

Michael said...

Oh Zona!! lol...

I thought you meant you were going to punch me!!!

Then I realized....

standing up for my rights wore me out...so I am a little slow right now....

and btw Shirley...was that a note of "bon voyage fagwhore" excitement that I heard in your voice?

Tinka said...

Good Morning Tina, Michael, Zona, Shirley and Lynn. I hope you all had a lovely 4th of July. We had a perfect holiday at the farm. I thought I would go to water therapy today but I woke up with a cold so I am not doing anything today. I hope it's a short cold. Be back later.

Dianne - I loved your blog.

Zona said...

MICHAEL: LOL!! I'm glad you realized I meant your avatar!!

LYNN: I hope Richard and his mom and dad are feeling better this morning!

TINKA: I'm sorry you aren't feeling well..get some rest and feel better soon! :)

Good Morning SHIRLEY!

Zona said...

13 again? I cetainly don't need that..

iteach said...

I just got back from dentist. :( I'm in pain, I use to like going to the dentist. ;(

Shirley(NCC-1701) said...

Well Michael if you left the "fagwhore" part off you would be right! But does this mean you aren't going to another planet?

Michael said...

Shirley...

well I thought the fag-whore was jazzy.....but no....I'm not going anywhere...especially after hearing the disappointment in your voice...

but if its any conciliation...I hear Tina is going to an island...

Michael said...

or her home planet...Huranus..

Tina~in_ut said...

Miguel Juan!!!!~ I thought you were truly funny today until I got to the end! Just cuz that's where you like it, doesn't mean that's where I like it!~ ijs~

Zona~ comedy central or comedycentral.com~ he's a hoot~

uteach~ i hate going to the dentist~ I feel for ya~

Michael said...

we have a verdict in the Casey Anthony trial.....its coming up live shortly...

Michael said...

NOT GUILTY!!

Just_Lin said...

Unbelievable, isn't it?

Just_Lin said...

This Droid must male. It's a pain in the ass.

Michael said...

They're calling it OJ 2...

Michael said...

lol@ J/L...

Just_Lin said...

Iteach - I hope your mouth feels better.

Michael said...

iteach....

is it one of your front teeth that you had pulled? Did you already have teeth missing in front? Bottom..top..or both?

Will "bumpkin" work in your area?

If not I can advise you. With my new snappers I am a regular Langolier!!

I also have a pair of those "BUBBA" teeth that I can lend you if that would make you feel better...

whabbear said...

We definitely don't want gays in space. Look what happened to teachers in space!

Dianne/Denver said...

MICHAEL: I knew you would "love" the blog today. I know from my last blog on bbq how much you enjoy the male/female jokes!! :)

Thanks for the comments today. Hey, TINA said send in "anything" for a blog...remember...just helping her out.

J/L: Did you see my comment in AREA 51 about the stylus is either foam or rubber at the end. I have one of both and they really work well. They are made for the touch phones or IPAD.

I am waiting for some pasta to be delivered for our dinner. Pizza Hut had a great special for ten bucks today and their pasta isn't too bad....better than cooking!

Just_Lin said...

Dianne - I did see that. Thanx. I don't k.ow if I'll keep this thing. I miss my Blackberry.

Tina~in_ut said...

keep it J/L~ you'll love it!!!! You really will!!!!! You'll get used to it~