Thursday, September 25, 2008

Es Masculino Y Feminino?


Sometimes you just don't know.
You see a huge heap of blanketed humanity piled in a bus seat and wonder. Is that a Dude or a Chick? Chico vs. Chica no mas guapa or guapo.

Now I finally understand why some languages assign gender to inanimate objects. A door does not have a gender that I'm aware of in my mono-languaged world but Spanish knows better. La peurta is feminino, the door is female.

I'm still left with the unanswered question of: what gender is the heaving blanketed heap across the aisle from me?

Am I looking into a crystal ball? Will that be my future evolution of a numb-assed, bus riding commuter?