Well, there's an old saying in rock band circles that says: When you're playing in a bar, it's funny how all the girls start looking ten times better just before closing time.
In the interests of equality, lets change the word "girls" to "members of the opposite sex."
No wait...times have changed, so that's not exactly accurate either...
Ok, so let's change the phrase "members of the opposite sex" to "other people sitting in the bar."
Hmm...funny. We went from one word, to five, to six. And somewhere along the way, the meaning of the original joke got lost.
Pretty weird huh?