I remember a story illustrating this very point.
Man is reading newspaper and comes across an article that he just has to read to his wife. It mentions a study showing that men only talk about 30,000 to 35,000 (I think those were the numbers) of words a day. Women, according to the same study, speak about 55,000 to 70,000 words a day.
He triumphantly concludes reading the article out loud with "See, I always told you that women talk too much!"
His wife looks at him for a very short period of time, raises one eyebrow, and says "That's because men just don't listen and women have to repeat everything at least twice."
Her flabbergasted husband says "What?!"
She smiles and says, "That's because men just don't listen and women have to repeat everything at least twice."
My husband, father, and FIL did not think that this was very funny.
Every woman in the family about choked on her iced tea................