Can women really be better at parking?

Women are better at parking than men, study suggests


It is a cliché almost as old as the motor car itself, and the subject of many a sexist joke.


But the idea that women cannot park is simply untrue, according to research indicating that female drivers are more adept than men at manoeuvring into a space.

Covert surveillance of car parks across Britain has shown that while women may take longer to park, they are more likely to leave their vehicles in the middle of a bay.

Source: Daily Telegraph


Vocabulary:

adept (adj) -

to manoeuvre -

a bay -

to take into account -

to reverse -

skilled (adj) -

overall (adj) -

to rank -

to achieve (a score) -

to devise (an experiment, a plan) -

awareness (n) -

to dispel (a myth) -

to mark (a performance) -

a final tally -

to spot -

to be about to... (leave) -

to set yourself up -

to pay off -

punishing (adj) -

ought to (aux) -

to bang (a door) -

the fairer sex -

to come out on top -

to ring true -

can't do stg for toffee -

the figures -

to disclose -




Here is a good example of a woman parking:



Source: DailyFun (You Tube) key words: epic woman parking fail

And another one - hilarious! Thanks Majda :-)




Here are five examples of men parking.


So what do you think? Can women really beat men at parking?

Comments

Anonymous said…
Hi!

It's true that this woman doesn't know parking, but the problem isn't that she's a woman, is because she's not a good driver.

I think that generally we are more patient and we park better because we do it more slowly...

I give you a link of a video that makes me laugh a lot! http://www.wat.tv/video/femme-qui-rentre-chez-elle-43rjv_2hts3_.html

Bye!
Majda
Graham said…
Thanks for the video, Majda - it's funny.

I suspect that the video that I posted is A FAKE. I can't believe that there was someone filming it as it happened and how someone, even a women, could park that way.

Your image was captured on CCTV and I doubt they could have faked it.

That REMINDS ME OF our lesson when I confused CTV in hotel bedrooms with CCTV. :D


It's true that this woman doesn't KNOW HOW TO PARK, but the problem isn't that she's a woman, IT is because she's not a good driver.

I think that GENERALLY SPEAKING, we are more patient and we park better because we do it more slowly...

HERE'S a LINK TO a video that makes me laugh a lot!
Anonymous said…
Good evening Graham:

I don´t understand the reason about you dare to compare the women to the men. ¿Do you know that a women are always better than a men? ¿Are you okay? I have to talk about football because my wife doesn´t understand it and so I have a reason. Also, the football is a matter belong men so it´s vulgar.

It tells of Winston Churchill that he was in a celebration and he was sitting at the table near a woman and when he pours wine in her glass, a woman said: “If I were his wife I would pour the poison” and Churchill answered to her: “If you were my wife I would drink a poison”.

A workmate said me that she thought that everybody needs time to improve and the women are driving for few years, when they drive a lot of years they will drive better than men. It´s possible because we are crazier.

See you soon. José.
Graham said…
Good evening José!

I hope your week is off to a good start.

Have you seen how much work Lucía did this weekend? Impressive, isn't it?

I wonder who you think is better at languages - the fairer sex, perhaps?


How dare you compare women to men. Don't you know that women are always better than men?

I talk about football because my wife doesn´t understand it which gives me another reason to talk about it Also, football is a subject belonging to men which is why it´s vulgar.

There's a story about Winston Churchill who was at a celebration and he was sitting at a table near a woman and when he pours wine in her glass, a woman said: “If I were his wife, I would poison his drink” and Churchill answered: “If you were my wife, I would drink it”.

A workmate told me that she thought that everybody needs time to improve and women have only been driving for a few years, when they have been driving a lot of years, they will drive better than men. It´s possible because we are crazier.


I agree with you on your first point. I can never take any of these women sports presenters seriously when they talk so enthusiastically about football.


See you in a few hours.
Anonymous said…
Hi Graham:

I thought was seeing visions because in every post of you blog there is a comment of Lucía. It´s unbelievable.

I am sure that the fairer sex is by far better at languages, but I don´t agree the women was fairer sex, by opposite, they are strong sex. You have to see that there are always widows but not widowers in every family and in every country. I think the woman is very practical and the man has a lot of imagination. I don´t follow because I want be polite, do you understand?

See you tomorrow. José.
Graham said…
Hi José!

I hope you have enjoyed your day off as much as I have.

I think that every weekend should be three days long. Productivity would increase because employees would be happier. What's your opinion?


I thought I was seeing things because in every post of your blog, ...

I am sure that the fairer sex is much better at languages, but I don´t agree that women are the fairer sex, just the opposite, they are .... I think women are very practical and men have a lot of imagination.

I won't say anymore because I want be polite, do you understand?

I understand you perfectly, José.

I've just looked up the origins of the expression "the fairer sex" - it doesn't mean "fair" as in "just" but in the sense of "gentler" or "less rough" than men.

Nowadays many would find the term condescending, or even offensive.