Disney Count support may be spotty from here. We apologize for the inconvenience.

So there

http://www.physorg.com/news102865702.html - Do women really talk more than men?

<quote
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.
</quote>
Permalink 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
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 6th, 2007 10:50am
And women used those 16,000 words over and over and over and over...
Permalink  
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.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
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.

Come on.
Permalink DF 
July 6th, 2007 10:53am
Were any of those 16,000 words 'louche'?
Permalink Send private email heartsheep 
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".
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
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.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
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.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
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'.
Permalink Send private email heartsheep 
July 6th, 2007 11:47am
Yeah, but whether that soap star's tits are real doesn't do much to solve world hunger.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
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).
Permalink Send private email heartsheep 
July 6th, 2007 11:55am

This topic is archived. No further replies will be accepted.

Other topics: July, 2007 Other topics: July, 2007 Recent topics Recent topics