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A silly question: do pianos have a gender ? (Read 3163 times)

Offline quasimodo

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A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
« on: January 04, 2005, 06:01:08 AM »
Yeah I know it sounds perfectly stupid, a piano is an object, not a being but personally, I can't help considering that the piano I'm playing is female (of course, I would never touch a guy this way  ;D !!!)

And you ? Do you have thoughts about it or do you just consider "It's an object, period." ?
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Offline Mayla

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Re: A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
«Reply #1 on: January 04, 2005, 06:07:28 AM »
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Re: A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
«Reply #2 on: January 04, 2005, 06:57:08 AM »
My piano is my mistress... :) (and I'm not even married!)
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Offline Bacfokievrahms

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Re: A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
«Reply #3 on: January 04, 2005, 06:58:27 AM »
my piano is an old man weathered by the sands of the gobi desert and he's like, the weathering potential of the desert... and then a tear drops from his pocket and his mom comes into the desert and she's all like, what? you haven't been pursuing your studies? and he loses his nerve and he can't handle all that's going on.

Offline sirpazhan

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Re: A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
«Reply #4 on: January 04, 2005, 06:59:38 AM »
mines a hermaphrodite
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Offline willcowskitz

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Re: A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
«Reply #5 on: January 04, 2005, 09:36:10 AM »
This is definitely not meant to offend anyone, but personally I'm glad I've grown out of thinking within genders. Does my piano have a gender? no, but character, yes. It is more than just an object, I do communicate through it to say the least. Another funny thing is that I really can't stand white pianos.

Offline sirpazhan

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Re: A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
«Reply #6 on: January 04, 2005, 10:11:25 AM »
I really can't stand white pianos.

I'm with you on that willcow
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Offline jlh

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Re: A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
«Reply #7 on: January 04, 2005, 11:27:02 AM »
Obviously, "piano" is an Italian noun and therefore is masculine in gender.

However, I'm not Italian and since English doesn't use gender, I don't usually think in those terms.  To me, establishing a gender for a piano is right up there with giving your automobile a name. :P
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Re: A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
«Reply #8 on: January 04, 2005, 11:57:51 AM »
my piano is defintly a male in his early 30's with a very strong personality ;D

Offline quasimodo

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Re: A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
«Reply #9 on: January 04, 2005, 11:59:18 AM »
Obviously, "piano" is an Italian noun and therefore is masculine in gender.

However, I'm not Italian and since English doesn't use gender, I don't usually think in those terms.  To me, establishing a gender for a piano is right up there with giving your automobile a name. :P

Well, then my piano she is a "Piana"

Lol, lol, lol
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Offline SteinwayTony

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Re: A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
«Reply #10 on: January 04, 2005, 06:15:34 PM »
Yeah I know it sounds perfectly stupid, a piano is an object, not a being but personally, I can't help considering that the piano I'm playing is female (of course, I would never touch a guy this way  ;D !!!)

And you ? Do you have thoughts about it or do you just consider "It's an object, period." ?

Just "my baby," but I haven't given much thought beyond that.

Offline gyzzzmo

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Re: A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
«Reply #11 on: January 05, 2005, 04:40:05 PM »
I really feel like one with my piano.
I always recognize the amount of air in it....

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Offline chopin_girl

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Re: A silly question: do pianos have a gender ?
«Reply #12 on: January 05, 2005, 06:29:24 PM »
well, mine's a HE.
And HIS name's Negro.
(uh-huh, it's the crazy lady speaking!)

My friend said that all pianos with three pedals are male reffering to you-know-what, but I think that's just stupid. Well, she's a little bit more crazy then me so... :D
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