Gender Graduation

August 19, 2007

Happy Graduation Day, Hooi Ching!!!



A French teacher was explaining to her college class that in French, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.

House is feminine “la maison.” Pencil is masculine “le crayon.”


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 their 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 review; and

4.. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your pay cheque on accessories for it.


The women’s group, however, concluded that computers should be masculine le 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.


Source: Another old forwarded email.

OK! Shoot me now! P



16 Responses to “Gender Graduation”

  1. may Says:

    congratulations on your graduation, Hooi Ching!

    (heheh… I remember reading those as well!)

    Congrats, Hooi Ching! 🙂

    (May, whom did you agree with?)

  2. Kyels Says:

    Congratulations to your pal!


    Congrats, Hooi Ching! 🙂

    Thanks, Kyels.

  3. iamikel Says:

    male or female doesn’t matter! as long it is functioning can d!

    True true, Iamikel. 😉

  4. ben Says:


    a bit deep for ah ben to understand hahaha

    *starts singing with ah ben* 😛


  5. misti Says:

    hahha. computer hardware made in mars. software from venus. rofl.

    LOL.. 😆

    That is so funny, Misti. 😛

  6. misti Says:

    opps. forgot to congratulate Hooi Ching! CONGRATS!!!

    Congrats, Hooi Ching! 🙂

  7. Selba Says:

    Congrats to Hooi Ching!!! Any makan-makan to celebrate? 😉

    *look for Jemima*

    *shoot shoot shoot*

    Aiyoooo…. 3 bullets, all missed….

    Selba, the makan is tonight in JB.

    LOL.. You must be super-bad in your aim or I am super-fast in avoiding them. 😛

  8. u-jean Says:

    hahaha… funny one

    Glad you think so, U-jean. 😛

  9. Lil Says:

    hehehe, love this post!!!

    *gives Lil a high 5* 😛

  10. Big Congrats to Hooi Ching!!
    Welcome to the world, he he ;p

    Congrats, Hooi Ching! 🙂

    Thanks, M. 🙂

  11. Congrates to Hooi Ching!

    Computers – They’re not intelligent, they just think they are! 🙂

    Congrats, Hooi Ching! 🙂

    Hahaha.. Dabs, I hope that your computer didn’t compute your comment here. 😛

  12. Che-Cheh Says:

    Bang Bang Bang
    not my fault ar…you ask me to shoot you. 😛

    Che-Cheh, you miss la.. 😛

  13. hooiching Says:

    heya Jemima & her friends…

    Thanks loads!!! *hugz & kisses…

    now in Penang d..drove back after convo..din slp at all coz we drove from Penang so I nid to photoshop b4 I post the pix! hehz

    Thanks again. be back in cyberworld in several days..

    You’re most welcome, my dearest friend.

    No need to photoshop la.. I’m sure those panda eyes looks cute. 😛
    Anyway, Congrats once again & I’m looking forward to seeing them photos. 😉

  14. alison Says:

    congrats hooi ching!
    hmm…. interesting, never thought it that way… pandainye all those people.

    Congrats, Hooi Ching! 🙂

    They are clever, Alison. 😉

  15. Actually, my computer told me what to write! 🙂

    Lucky you, Dabs. That means you’ll never run out of ideas. 😉

  16. TRF Says:

    Nice this is funny :), btw congrats!

    Welcome, TRF. 🙂

    Glad you like it. 😛

    Congrats to Hooi Ching. 🙂

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