Mucho Talko, Por Favor July 5, 2007Posted by fitsnews in Pop Culture.
ARE DUDES REALLY JUST AS LIKELY TO BE A “CHATTY CATHY” AS CHICKS?
FITSNews – July 5, 2007 – To say that absolutely nothing is happening today is an understatement. Which is the only reason we’re giving this so-called study about guys talking as much as girls any play. Of course, having been stuck in a car with Sic Willie for fourteen hours in a row we know that boys can be quite the Talky McTalkersons. Anyway, from the report:
(Researchers) recorded the conversations of nearly 400 U.S. and Mexican male and female university students who were between the ages of 19 and 25 years old in a series of studies conducted over six years. To catch all of this chit-chat, they developed an electronically-activated recorder that digitally logged the daily conversations of those who wore the device. The participants could not control the recording device, which automatically recorded for 30 seconds every 12.5 minutes, and did not know when the device was on.
Wait a minute, the study was limited to college-aged kids? And half of them were Mexicans? Is that supposed to be representative or something? Seriously, don’t be surprised when this “research” also conclusively proves that men and women are speaking Spanish and eating refried beans in record numbers. Hell, maybe we could poll this particular sample group about immigration reform, too? And what’s up with the “every 12.5 minutes” thing? Because it’s just like a guy to get chewed out in silence for 12.5 minutes only to fire back during the .5 minutes the recorder is on saying, “Miro el béisbol en este momento. ¿Va a la historia de la abacería y consigue cerveza usted mismo, por qué hace no usted?” And what about siestas? Nobody talks during siestas, people.