FAQ: What is the gender of the pipe?Source:
In Magritte's original quote "Ceci n'est pas une pipe," the word "pipe" is feminine. However the magrittr package quotes it as "Ceci n'est pas un pipe," with a masculine "pipe." This lighthearted misappropriation is intentional. Whereas the object represented in Magritte's painting (a pipe that you can smoke) is feminine in the French language, a computer pipe (which is an Anglicism in French) is masculine.