I have a mother and sister and I've observed just how much nonsense they can talk together in one given day. When I spend some time with them, no minute is silent and they have to tell me e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g that happened to them and comment on e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g around them - on the phone, in the car, while cooking dinner. Every day it's just yackety, yackety, yackety... Meanwhile, my stepdad, my sister's boyfriend and I just sit back and only speak when there's an actual topic of their interest or if someone ask them for our opinion - or when one of the girls let's us speak again! 30 years later, I still haven't mastered the art of "butting in". So, is there some gene women have that gives them the urge to fill all silence with words or is my immediate family the exception?