Geoffrey and Viqidis discuss comparative communicative output across genders.
Geoffrey: Why do females talk three times as much as males? In all species.
Viqidis: Because men don't listen, that's why.
Geoffrey: Maybe women are talking so much men switch off, they are filtering, they are sampling.
Viqidis: Hmm. You chicken and egging me?
Geoffrey: Wouldn't dream of it. Just engaging in conversation with you.
Viqidis: Engaging? Sounds militaristic.
Geoffrey: On your terms. if you're cooperative, I will be too. If you're combative...
Viqidis: You'll what?
Geoffrey: I'll still be cooperative. I'm not combative. That's just the way I am. Verbally and physically.
Word Count Results:
Viqidis has a word count here of only 25% of the word count of Geoffrey.
Unproven hypothesis? Biased sampling? Mistaken premise?
Or is it just that soothing words often outnumber aggressive ones?