The Spanish Computer Joke

I received this email a few days ago and thought you might enjoy it. I certainly did.

The Spanish 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

la computadoraThe 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.


el computadorThe 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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Glade PlugIn Air Freshener for your Hair?

Recently my 4 year old daughter discovered the wonderful scents of the Glade PlugIn Air Freshener at school. Now, I have to tell you that my daughter is obsessed with scents and smells and how she looks. She is very crafty and independent and likes to try different things on for herself. A few weeks ago at school she found a Glade Air Freshener in the bathroom and was taken in with how wonderful the smell was. She wanted to smell the same way as the Air Freshener. So she took the Glade PlugIn off the wall and removed the air freshener from inside and began rubbing it all throughout her hair, face, arms, and clothes. Then she plugged it back in the wall and went back to her seat in the classroom. Immediately the air in the classroom quickly became “fresher”. The teacher’s started looking around to see if anyone spilled something on the floor or if the smell was coming from outside or the air conditioner. Eventually they figured out that the “fresh air” was coming from my daughter. They asked her if she put anything on her body and she emphatically responded “No!” She didn’t want to get in trouble you see. The teacher called my wife to come pick up our daughter so she can get a bath and then return to school. Later that night I could still smell the Glade Air Freshener in her hair when I tucked her in to bed. I have to say, her hair certainly smelled fresh for the next couple of days! This is one of those stories that I will always remember and certainly share with others whenever I smell an air freshener. :-)

Here are some links on caring for your child’s hair: (They came in handy for me)

Do you think a Glade PlugIn Air freshener makes for a good hair product? Share a funny story about your kids in the comments.