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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 13:31   #1 (permalink)
 
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Whistling etiquette

It does so annoy me when some rude twit "cuts in," whilst whistling, usually whistling a tune at variance to ones own, in terms of tune and rhythm.

Should one ignore the intruder, increase the voulme of ones own whistle in an attempt to gain superiority, or take ones whistle elsewhere?

A question I've been pondering for a while.
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 13:38   #2 (permalink)
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As an inept whistler, I've banned whistling from within my sphere of hearing.
One toot and ye're oot!
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 13:39   #3 (permalink)
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It may well be a polite hint as to the irritation caused by someone endlessly repeating the same few chords in a robotic manner. Like bird song, but without the beauty or the eloquence.

Of your three options, I would definitely recommend the last.....
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 14:08   #4 (permalink)
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take ones whistle elsewhere?

A question I've been pondering for a while.
Any time you think of whistling, think of your name, and apply it.
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 14:10   #5 (permalink)
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I've never seen a smiling whistler. Even his grandmother looked miserable.
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 14:22   #6 (permalink)
 
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Any time you think of whistling, think of your name, and apply it.

Promise you won't tell anyone......it's not my real name.
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 14:29   #7 (permalink)
 
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One was a good whistler in one's early spoghood,but got discouraged at sea, one does not whistle at sea,one quickly learned to resist the temptation or a cuff along the ear came your way.
One does not hear chaps whistling at a shapley pair of legs or a neat ankle nowadays, twer common practice in my day, one would prolly be arrested for it now.
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 14:51   #8 (permalink)
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I never felt the need to whistle at a shapely pair of legs. I can't imagine they'd understand me.
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 14:57   #9 (permalink)
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I quite like the odd whistle and prefer the classics or, if I'm in an ebouliant mood, Show Tunes!

I used to think I was quite a whiz at it until I came across an album called The Whistler. You had to listen a while to make sure it wasn't a full orchestra you were listening to. They have competitions too you know.


But yes, I can't abide a competing whistle. Even with humming or simply tapping out a rhythm, I lose the plot completely with outside musical influence
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 14:59   #10 (permalink)
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If I were a blackbird I'd whistle and sing . . .

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See he's escaped:-
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~rronalde/
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 16:14   #11 (permalink)
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One does not hear chaps whistling at a shapley pair of legs or a neat ankle nowadays, twer common practice in my day,
The long low leg-whistle was introduced to Britain, one recalls, by the movie "Eagle Squadron". One would mak siccar, but copies of said movie appear to be unobtainable.
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 20:04   #12 (permalink)

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Whistling should be banned, period.
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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 23:45   #13 (permalink)
 
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Any of the ladies remember being told the little adage:

"A whistling woman and a crowing hen, both will come to no good end"?

Or was my mom just making these things up to keep us quiet?



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Old 2nd Aug 2006, 23:53   #14 (permalink)
 
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Was it Roger Whittaker who was an ace whistler? Took down a few jerrys down? I'm gonae leave old Durham town an that? Sure Mr Draper will know as a fellow countryman.
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Old 3rd Aug 2006, 00:04   #15 (permalink)
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A young lady went to the doctors with an unusual complaint. Whenever she sat down, a whistling noise came from between her legs. The doctor asked her to strip, and then to sit down. Sure enough, he was able to verify that the whistling did indeed come from the lips of her vagina. Puzzled, he consulted a senior colleague, but he was unable to explain the phenomenum, but suggested that there was a Specialist in Harley Street who might be able to help. He set off with the young lady, and they soon found the address in Harley Street and entered the august man's reception. He was, said his assistant, a very busy man, and his appointment book was full for months ahead. There was, however, a possibility that they might catch him between operations at the Hospital, so off they set. Having found the right operating theatre, they sent in a message to say that they had a MOST unusual case for him to witness. Eventually the great man appeared, still in his scrubs, and he wasn't too pleased to be dragged out of the theatre. "What is it?" he asked impatiently. The doctor explained that the young lady had an affliction whereby whenever she sat down, a whistling sound emanated from her private parts, and they wanted him to hear it so that he might offer a diagnosis. At this point the famous medical man exploded with rage. "Do you mean to say that you have dragged me out here to hear some cnut whistling?"
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Old 3rd Aug 2006, 00:13   #16 (permalink)
 
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G-CPTN,

Mystery solved then.

Dea

Edit to add: It's a very fowl story, feathers may be ruffled!
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Old 4th Aug 2006, 09:29   #18 (permalink)
 
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Whistling etiquette.
Pucker up and a-a-a-a-a-all together now......

The Etiquette Song

Yakko: When you walk into a party
It's a formal universe
DrSns: Ja!
YW+D : So you jump up on your host
And with a kiss say "Hello, Nurse!"
DrSns: No!

Yakko: Remember that good diction
Reflects so well on you
DrSns: Ja!
YW+D : So practice all your vowel sounds
By saying "AEIOUUUUU"
DrSns: No!

Yakko: To use the right utensil's
One of etiquette's demands
DrSns: Uuuuuggghhhh...
YW+D : So we recommend you throw them out
And eat with your hands!

Yakko: A salad fork
Dot : A dinner fork
Wakko: A butter knife
YW+D : A water glass
Yakko: A soup spoon
Dot : A dinner knife
Wakko: A fork for eating pickled bass

YW+D : An oyster fork, dessert spoon, a napkin, and a finger bowl,
A dinner spoon, a salad knife, a bread plate for your dinner roll!

YW+D : We've heard the rules you need to know to make that social climb
But we'd rather spend our energy on having a good time
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Old 4th Aug 2006, 14:33   #19 (permalink)
 
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Any of the ladies remember being told the little adage:

"A whistling woman and a crowing hen, both will come to no good end"?

Or was my mom just making these things up to keep us quiet?



Dea
I think it was "a whistling woman and a crowing hen, will frighten the Devil right out of his Den". The bloody rubbish you hear as a kid.

My pet hate is the clown with the Walkman/MP3 player wired to ears, who then believes the tune being whistled is an authentic accompaniment. The true reason why sidearms are illegal in the UK.
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Old 4th Aug 2006, 15:29   #20 (permalink)

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Was it Roger Whittaker who was an ace whistler? Took down a few jerrys down? I'm gonae leave old Durham town an that? Sure Mr Draper will know as a fellow countryman.
Dunno, but he used to fly himself around in his own King Air. (Might still do!)
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