The stereotype is pervasive: women are talkative, men are not. Women love to share their feelings and talk things to death, while men are stoic and don’t feel the need to chat as much. It turns out that the basic fact behind this stereotype are true: women do speak more than men.

A lot more. Women have been found to speak about 20,000 words per day while men only speak about 7,000 words. That’s quite the difference. It turns out that women speak faster as well—sometimes twice as fast.