Saturday, June 4, 2011

MASCULINE OR FEMININE?


 MASCULINE OR FEMININE?


OMG- They see my Rod!

el  OR ella?


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.**