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Learning Spanish

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by Luis Martin, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Luis Martin Moderator

    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 computer"), 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.

    (No chuckling... this gets better!)


    The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be
    Masculine
    ("el computer"), 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.


    Luis Martin
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.com

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  2. Madhivanan Moderator

    Very very nice Louis [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />Woman are always cute [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  3. FrankKalis Moderator

    ROTFL [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  4. rweinstein New Member

    That is a REALLY good one!!!

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