Friday, July 11, 2008

Your Frankfurter Smile!


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;
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;
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.


A blonde goes into the cleaners to drop off a blouse to be cleaned.

As she is leaving the man behind the counter says 'Come again'.

The blonde stops and says, ' No, it's mustard this time'.

Enjoy your weekend!


Kara said...

oh man...that second one is a GROANER!

Ananke (Goddess With An Identity Crisis) said...

Ha, that explains why my el computador is giving me such fits these days. ;-)

Sam said...

lurking via Pawpads for a bit - time to jump in and say hello!!

That second one created the proverbial "coffee on the monitor" moment at the office! :)

Drowsey Monkey said...

Ohhhh...damn you, I laughed at that blond joke, even tho I didn't want to, LOL!!!

Stinkypaw said...

kara: C'mon on!

ananke: that could very well be!

sam: Welcome to my world! Glad you liked it, come back for more, every Friday for sure!

drowsey: Must admit it was a good one!

Periwinkle Studio said...

Those are great! I really liked the masculine computer analogy! I'll have to share that one with our computer teacher! She'll get a kick out of it!

Stinkypaw said...

periwinkle: I'm sure she will!