Stereotype That Women Out-Blab Men Is Blather

Study silences gender misconceptions
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2007 5:39 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Women do not talk more than men, despite widely accepted stereotypes in popular culture of strong silent guys and chattering females, reports Time. Both men and women use about 16,000 words a day, with women typically employing a statistically insignificant 500 extra words daily, according to the new research.

"What's a 500 words difference compared with the 45,000 word difference between the most and least talkative persons in the study?" asks the lead researcher. The data was collected from students who wore voice recorders for a larger study investigating response to emotional experiences.