Friday, 21 June 2013

Friday Funny

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.


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.
This is for all the smart women I know

...and all the men that have a sense of humour!


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

They are DEFINITELY MALE! S'all I'm saying! xxx

Gay Peplow said...

Giggling over here, thanks Sam LOLxx

Annie said...

Hehehe thats brilliant Sam. You've brightened my morning....I've just been doing a really tricky sewing job and needed that. :-)
Don't forget to link it up so others can share the giggle.
Annie x

Planetsusie said...
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Planetsusie said...

No doubt at all that they are male Sam - nuff said!

I have just popped over from Sarn's site 'cos I saw the birthday card which made me giggle. I then started looking at the Friday funnies and an sooo thankful for Tena Ladies after reading the one about the donkey in the well - that one made me cry laughing!

I have become your latest follower and will be back - as Arnie would say.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Kim said...

Oh, very good! and I agree, definitely male!

Twiglet said...

Perfect - totally agree. x Jo

Helen said...

Totally agree, Sam!!

Angie said...

Now that made me grin ...perfect logic on both sides ...but I have to go with it being masculine. xx

butterfly said...

Both halves are pretty good, I'd say...
Alison x

Queen Lightwell said...

Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh! :)

Angela Coles said...


JoZart said...

That's such a good one! Have a great weekend,
Jo x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi Hettie! I LMAO at this one!! I've just been by for a long-overdue visit and enjoyed myself tremendously catching up on your posts! I'm sorry it's been a bit cray-cray for me so I haven't been able to visit as often as usual. I hope you are feeling well and that your weather is improving!!

Laura said...

Just catching up with the last few weeks smiles...
I'm chuckling away here :)