Aside from the obvious anatomical discrepancies, there are a number of fundamental differences between the sexes. One such difference is the way we prefer to communicate.
From my perspective, female conversation is a dark art. To illustrate, here’s the incomplete transcript of a phone dialogue between a girl sitting next to me on the bus (A), and her friend (B). It’s about 7.30am.
A: I think he’s going to ask me to marry him.
A: Say again, babe?
A: Are you brushing your teeth!?
A: Sorry, babe, I’ll let you get ready for work.
[They continue talking for a further 15 minutes.]