Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Who knew?

...women talk almost three times as much as men, with the average woman chalking up 20,000 words in a day - 13,000 more than the average man.

Women also speak more quickly, devote more brainpower to chit-chat - and actually get a buzz out of hearing their own voices...

Hey, can you blame women for talking so much? If I had several pairs of lips, I'd flap 'em all the time, too.

(article courtesy Drugged)

UPDATE: Beautiful examination and rebuttal of the above stats at Language Log (with thanks to EFL Geek for pointing this out). However, the LL post still tentatively concludes that women talk more. This follows common wisdom.


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