Those who think women talk and talk and talk when compared to men may have to think again.
New research suggests that when you actually count the words, there isn't much difference between the sexes when it comes to talking.
The results published in tomorrow's issue of the journal Science show there is not a "statistically significant" difference.
Researchers placed microphones on 396 college students for periods ranging from two to ten days, sampled their conversations and calculated how many words they used in the course of a day.
The score was 16,215 words for women, compared to 15,669 for the men.
As for earlier suggestions that women use roughly 13-thousand more words a day than men -- those have now been reduced to the status of "urban legend."
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