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#35561 - 03/14/04 11:05 AM Pick one :)  
George Corron  Offline
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Lorton, Va USA
Considering the nature of this site, kinda figured ya'd get a chuckle out of this.

Naming the computer

An English teacher was explaining to his students the concept of gender association in the English language. He noted how hurricanes at one time were given only female names, and how ships and planes were usually referred to as "she." One of the students raised her hand and asked, "What gender is a computer?"

The teacher wasn't certain. So he divided the class into two groups: males in one, females in the other, and asked them to decide if a computer should be masculine or feminine. Both groups were asked to give four reasons for their recommendations.

The group of women concluded that computers should be referred to as masculine because:
1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
2. They have a lot of data but are still clueless.
3. They are supposed to help you solve your 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 had a better model.

The men, on the other hand, decided that computers should definitely be referred to as feminine 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 your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck
on accessories for it.

So which is it???? [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by George Corron (edited 03-14-2004).]


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#35562 - 03/14/04 08:07 PM Re: Pick one :)  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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LOL

My Computer has been generally stable for awhile now so I'm not sayin' nuttin'.....

[Linked Image]
Bill
(knocking on wood)


#35563 - 03/14/04 10:47 PM Re: Pick one :)  
The Watt Doctor  Offline
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Mont Belvieu, TX
My computer's name is Pat....like the Pat on SNL...happy guessing.
Good to see you Master George. Speaking of women, I always get the last word with my wife.

Yes Dear,
Doc

[This message has been edited by The Watt Doctor (edited 03-14-2004).]


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Altura Cogen
Channelview, TX

#35564 - 03/15/04 08:18 AM Re: Pick one :)  
rowdyrudy  Offline
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Posts: 169
Mascoutah, IL USA
As my wife said to me a long time ago, "I know I have faults, being wrong is not one of them".
Rowdy


#35565 - 03/15/04 09:24 AM Re: Pick one :)  
Attic Rat  Offline
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Bergen Co.,N.J. USA
That was good,George, I like that...LOL [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

I guess mine is a he,....and his name is "HAL"...from 2001 Space Odyssey,...just as quirky too...If you look at it wrong, it messes up... [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]
Russ


.."if it ain't fixed,don't break it...call a Licensed Electrician"

#35566 - 03/17/04 11:41 AM Re: Pick one :)  
BuggabooBren  Offline
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Posts: 328
NM
A friend of ours named his "Betty, the box-headed witch" (or something similar) as an homage to the similarities between the slow and irascible behavior of his computer and his ex-wife.

I don't think we've named ours and it behaves pretty well so... it must be an easy-going guy. [Linked Image]


#35567 - 03/20/04 05:08 PM Re: Pick one :)  
Trumpy  Offline


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SI,New Zealand
LOL,
That's a good one George!.
Well, during the time that my system here was playing up, it came in to being called all sorts of nasty names. [Linked Image]


Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#35568 - 03/21/04 02:54 AM Re: Pick one :)  
Scott35  Offline

Broom Pusher and
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Posts: 2,707
Anaheim, CA. USA
Being that my Machines are from another Planet - possibly another Galaxy, I am unsure to which Gender they might be!
[Linked Image]
(see: *** ECN Chat Today *** Thread for more details).

I do know this - "Blue" is currently their favorite color! (Blue Background, White Text).
[Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Scott35


Scott " 35 " Thompson
Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!

#35569 - 03/21/04 04:20 PM Re: Pick one :)  
electure  Offline


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Posts: 4,259
Fullerton, CA USA
Spanish= La Computadora
Definitely feminine.


#35570 - 03/22/04 08:08 AM Re: Pick one :)  
PCBelarge  Offline
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Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
The one very important difference between my computer and my wife - I can turn the computer off!!!! [Linked Image]

Actually my wife is very understanding.

Pierre


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