Gender Jabber: Do Women Talk More than Men?
"...A new study published today in Science reports men and woman actually use roughly the same number of words daily..."
"...But in the end, the sexes came out just about even in the daily averages: women at 16,215 words and men at 15,669. In terms of statistical significance, Pennebaker says, 'It's not even remotely close to different.' He does point out that women tend to jaw more about other people, whereas men are apt to hold forth on more concrete objects—so the stereotypes of ladies as gossips and guys engaging in car talk can live on..."