What Gender Is A Computer…

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.

Send this to all the smart women you know…and all the men that have a sense of humor.


  1. Very funny!

  2. Great share!

  3. Couldn’t resist clicking on this post and I;m glad I did. I agree with the woman’s group wholeheartedly 🙂

  4. In French as well, the women’s group would have won: l’ordinateur (n. m.) 😉

  5. LMAO.. This certainly is true lol. I love this post. Thanks for the laugh

  6. Ha, ha…this is great!

  7. That is funny!

  8. Ha Ha! One more thing to add for the “guy side” is that a computer can never “find” anything either.

  9. Love this!
    I can see and sympathize with both minds!

  10. If my computer would show some affection,
    And not make me wait,
    I’d caress her so tenderly,
    And help her sleep late,
    But despite any faults,
    She’ll always have a place,
    Each morning she greets me,
    With a smile on her face.

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