Science claims to have found the reason women are more “talkative” than men. Apparently, the female brain has higher levels of a protein called FOXP2, which is linked with verbal communication. (It’s so cute how they managed to work the word “fox” into this biological protein. Who says scientists have no sense of humor?) Anyway, according to the experts, women speak an average of 20,000 words a day vs. 7,000 words for men.
Hmm. A biological protein? Maybe. Or perhaps there’s a different reason – clearly understood in the following story.
A husband attempted to prove to his wife that women talk more than men by showing her this very study, and explaining the 7,000 words men use per day versus the 20,000 women use. (What was he thinking?)
His wife considered the information for a moment, and then suggested that women use twice as many words as men because they have to repeat everything they say.
Looking stunned, her husband said, “What?”