Is a computer male or female?

Thanx to big Shani for this one. Instead of sending it on to all the smart women I know…and all the men that have a good sense of humour (I don`t know any) I am posting it here….
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 pay check 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.
 

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