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Do You Talk To Your Computer Or Call It Names?

If you have a pet name for your computer like "snuckems" or "magic machine" you may not be alone. According to a recent study conducted by Sega and iShare, more than two out of five Japanese women regularly have conversations with their computers. Even more staggering? Apparently, 10.2 percent of women gave their computer a nickname, such as "Mac-kun," "Pasoko," "Pudding" or my personal favorite, "Princess."

Young women are also likely to talk to themselves during times of high stress, or when they do something wrong, says the Mainichi Daily News. Other tech-related habits include decorating their computers or work areas with stuffed toys, and in a few cases giving their computers names.

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c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
ahhaha sometimes... when it's not working right ;) i talk to my car more lol
Cherryluv Cherryluv 10 years
Haha, well, I don't really talk to my MacBook, lol. I just call it my Compy, but that's about it, lol. I still love it like it was real though. :P
liladdieshudiva liladdieshudiva 10 years
OMG! My family thought I was crazy when I started calling my computer Patricia. I say " come on Patricia, we're going to work now". So see, there are people out there just like me; who named their computer.
flyhunnie7 flyhunnie7 10 years
My last computer's name was Betsy. I need one for my new MacBook...
FiestyRed36 FiestyRed36 10 years
I call my computer SexyToy and I only talk to her when she's being bad. LoL Glad to see I'm not the only weirdo out there! Tdamji - I'm totally jealous of the Mac-ness of your place!
woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
yes when its being uncooperative.
backfat backfat 10 years
My mac is called Alice.
haydee haydee 10 years
I do have a name for it since it's better when you connect them in a network. But I don't like naming inanimate objects at all. I try to avoid it.
Performita Performita 10 years
Performa - Performito iBook g3 - Ajbukić (which is just a diminutive in my language) iMac g4 - Lampa (lamp) iMac g5 - Pljoska (Flat one) MacBook black - Negro And I even got my nick after my first Mac :D
buffyrulez buffyrulez 10 years
sometimes i talk or scream when something break down
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
between my roomate and i we have : macbook - Lappy macbok pro -toppy powerbook g4 - lappina powermac g4 - maccy and 2 external HD - Studioahimsa and toppifriend we use their names all the time and talk to them too :)
MissEnglish07 MissEnglish07 10 years
I yell at my computer, or in times of stress, try to coax it into doing what I want... But an actual name? No. The only inanimate thing I have named is my first car, an '89 Buick Regal which was really amazing to put up with all the abuse I gave it.
kidora kidora 10 years
I spend a lot of time at my computer. Call it My Buddy. Sing it now My Buddy .. nann, nanana, nanana ... yeah.
mollipop mollipop 10 years
I yell at my computer when it's being bad. I haven't named it though which is odd to me b/c I'm always saying how it's my baby.
xrockette19x xrockette19x 10 years
my computer right now is Reuben...the one before it was Penelope. I actually named Penelope because she had some viruses, and i was screaming at the computer (and my anti-virus software) to fix the problem. I decided my screaming would work a lot better if I had an actual name to be screaming. I had a magazine next to me with Penelope Cruz on the cover, and so it was the first thing I thought of, and it stuck. A lot of my friends name their computers, cars, and even ipods. We spend so much time with them, they are basically friends anyway, haha!
Natty Natty 10 years
in college i felt like i was dating my computer. i spent so much time with that thing.
tinzy tinzy 10 years
Stanislav... That's the name of my laptop :)
catstarr catstarr 10 years
sometimes my computer's my best friend.
dali137 dali137 10 years
My mac is named "toy" the HD is named "iLove" I yell it all the time. It's lover (300GB HD) is named "Cleatus".
shini shini 10 years
does "You idio t!!! come on!!! don't do this to me!!!" count?
tyffi tyffi 10 years
My computer does have a name and I also talk to it... well, mostly it's yelling, and the names aren't nice, but we definitely have a relationship.
poetess poetess 10 years
I do yell at it when it doesn't function, so I guess that would count as a yes.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
No, I never have.
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 10 years
When it's not working properly, I'll try sweet talking it into working. But, that quickly changes into me yelling and cursing at it.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
I've called it names, none of which are appropriate to say here...
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