- Do women really talk more than men?
Refuting the popular stereotype that females talk more than men, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found women and men both use an average of 16,000 words each day.
son of parnas
July 6th, 2007 10:47am
Yeah, but I think the researchers were probably men. And men tune out like 1/2 of what women say. :P
July 6th, 2007 10:50am
And women used those 16,000 words over and over and over and over...
July 6th, 2007 10:51am
Okay, so UNIVERSITY STUDENTS males and females both use about 16,000 words a day. Well, of course they do.
They're not married, they're flirting like mad, they're well educated, they don't even HAVE a job, they don't have kids, and they're in classes or doing homework or attending frat parties.
But I'd submit that's a very distorted population to be looking at, giving data that's valid for only 4 to 8 years of somebody's life.
July 6th, 2007 10:52am
>Okay, so UNIVERSITY STUDENTS males and females both use about 16,000 words a day.
That's exactly what I thought when I heard that yesterday. It was reported as if it's a wide-ranging observation of society, and then they added that it was determined by monitoring students.
July 6th, 2007 10:53am
Were any of those 16,000 words 'louche'?
July 6th, 2007 10:55am
With world hunger, global warming and nuclear proliferation yet to be conquered, it's reassuring to know that our scientists are busy working on such important projects as "which gender talks more".
July 6th, 2007 11:02am
Maybe they can make some replicators like Star Trek when it comes to world hunger, but those other two require hippies.
July 6th, 2007 11:04am
Well, AG, I feel sure those other topics are getting lots of coverage by PhD candidates too.
It's just that male-female relationships are 'sexy', and get all the press.
July 6th, 2007 11:06am
I think the scientists are wondering how different men and women are, and so whether it be scientifically propitious to have the more communicative gender rule the world and address issues like 'world hunger, global warming and nuclear proliferation'.
July 6th, 2007 11:47am
Yeah, but whether that soap star's tits are real doesn't do much to solve world hunger.
July 6th, 2007 11:51am
Don't worry, with neuropeptide Y, every woman can have have perfect, naturally fatty tits (and vice versa, with NPY-blockers, no one need be fat).
July 6th, 2007 11:55am