"Another stereotype — chatty gals and taciturn guys — bites the dust. Turns out, when you actually count the words, there isn't much difference between the sexes when it comes to talking." R. Schmid, Associated Press
Ha! I knew it, I knew it, I knew it, I knew it.
How many times have we heard (usually in marriage seminars or from the pulpit) that women talk about three times more than men? (Ha ha ha...oh poor husband who must listen to his wife talk when he just wants to put his feet up....or poor wife who wants to talk and husband has used his word quota for the day). I heard it, again, just last week and I rolled my eyes and made a gag motion to my husband -- who sat next to me trying not to laugh at my face making.
It turns out there that just maybe there never was any data supporting this stereotype. Some men are quite talkative. Some men are quiet. Some women are quite talkative. Some women are quiet. What a surprise!
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