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06-08-2017, 02:07 PM
Does anybody whistle?
Do you ever whistle? I hardly ever hear people whistle anymore. My grandfather used to whistle all the time and make trill whistling sounds and all sorts of neat music. He did bird sounds too. I used to whistle when I was a kid and thought it was really cool. I could never whistle the way my brothers could though. They did the thing where you put two of your fingers in your mouth and make a huge, loud, piercing sound.

Here's a place that uses whistling to communicate. It's pretty neat!




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06-08-2017, 02:17 PM
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I whistle.

When I was a little girl, I discovered that I could whistle and I guess I drove everyone crazy. My grandma said to me: Every time a girl whistles, Mother Mary cries in heaven".

It was improper for girls to whistle. I whistled anyway, and I still often do when doing chores. Hubby and I used to whistle together on road trips, all kinds of old songs.

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06-08-2017, 02:22 PM
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Yeah, I often like to whistle while alone (I don't want to annoy people) as a way of keeping spirits up.

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06-08-2017, 02:24 PM
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(06-08-2017 02:17 PM)Dom Wrote:  I whistle.

When I was a little girl, I discovered that I could whistle and I guess I drove everyone crazy. My grandma said to me: Every time a girl whistles, Mother Mary cries in heaven".

It was improper for girls to whistle. I whistled anyway, and I still often do when doing chores. Hubby and I used to whistle together on road trips, all kinds of old songs.

Huh? Huh Whistling causes "Mother Mary cries in heaven"???!!!! What the hell? Why would whistling be so horrible for a girl to do? What's the religious thinking on this? Like, do they think men will come running from far and wide and deflower a girl or something?

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Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
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06-08-2017, 02:25 PM
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(06-08-2017 02:24 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(06-08-2017 02:17 PM)Dom Wrote:  I whistle.

When I was a little girl, I discovered that I could whistle and I guess I drove everyone crazy. My grandma said to me: Every time a girl whistles, Mother Mary cries in heaven".

It was improper for girls to whistle. I whistled anyway, and I still often do when doing chores. Hubby and I used to whistle together on road trips, all kinds of old songs.

Huh? Huh Whistling causes "Mother Mary cries in heaven"???!!!! What the hell? Why would whistling be so horrible for a girl to do? What's the religious thinking on this? Like, do they think men will come running from far and wide and deflower a girl or something?

Dunno. I think it just wasn't "lady like" and Mother Mary got trotted out. Catholic family.

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06-08-2017, 02:35 PM
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Never been able to whistle; not even a single note. It is completely mystifying that anybody can make those sounds.

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06-08-2017, 02:41 PM
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I whistle constantly due to the sour taste in my mouth.

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06-08-2017, 03:16 PM
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My dad used to whistle a lot. I didn't realize how rare it was till I started working where I am now. There was a woman there who whistled while she was preparing her lunch or making a cup of coffee. It took me by surprise the first time I heard her.

I can whistle...just not whistle a tune. When my kids were young I would whistle for them when it was time to come home from whatever yard in the neighborhood they were hanging out in.

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06-08-2017, 03:32 PM
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(06-08-2017 02:24 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Whistling causes "Mother Mary cries in heaven"???!!!! What the hell? Why would whistling be so horrible for a girl to do?

What the hell, indeed; as Clive Anderson says, "you just put your lips together and blow" Angel





I can whistle (including with my fingers). Never do it, though. When in a merry mood meprefers to sing...

Dom, there is a humourous, old rhyme in Bulgaria, how someone's whistling and everyone should give him a piece of shit. My dad sometimes says it around the house. Is a joke though.

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06-08-2017, 03:40 PM
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I whistle all the time when I'm in a good mood and wandering through town. I hope I'm not annoying anybody. I've improved at it immensely. I don't miss notes and can add vibrato and whatnot now. A far cry from when I was just a boy.

If someone told me to shut up while whistling that would make me sad. Sad

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