A husband had always been (1) disdainful of people who, (2) in his estimation, talk too
much. Recently he proudly told his wife he'd heard that men use 2200 words
a day, (3) while women use 4400.
The wife (4) pondered that a moment, then (5) concluded, "That's because women
have to repeat everything they say to their husbands."
He looked up and asked, (6) "Come again?"
(1) he looked down on those people
(2) in his opinion, in his point of view
(3) at the same time
(4) thought deeply
(5) she came to her final thought
(6) "could you repeat that?"