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Default Whistling - 12-02-2012, 18:33 | posts: 11,715 | Location: ♫

i've never seen a thread about this so here goes..

does anybody else like me loves to whistle parrot style? i must've inherited it from my mom, she also whistles any melody, even tv ads it's almost automatic for me.

even in the supermarket or whatever, i often whistle.

i either get a stare from the guys or a smile (the girls @ the counter seem to enjoy it) like the other day i whistled the (crappy) -Kenny G- song they were playing lol

also the occasional comment "you're pretty good"

.....or "please stop, you're bothering the clients"
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 18:41 | posts: 2,379 | Location: Ohio

I can barely whistle enough to get my dog to look at me let alone carry a tune. :p
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 19:34 | posts: 7,902 | Location: UK

If you can whistle like the Parrots we have visiting the garden feeders that's pretty loud!

Once tried in vain to learn how to do that fingers in the mouth loud "over here" whistle, failed.
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 19:38 | posts: 23,392 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ND3oghPL5M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzWQV5OiQQQ

   
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Default 12-02-2012, 20:30 | posts: 1,019 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

Sheldon Cooper rules out whistlers as potential flatmates!
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 21:23 | posts: 9,940 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

Nope, i'm pretty horrible at it, so I just hum/sing songs
   
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Default 12-02-2012, 21:50 | posts: 2,883 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

I whistle while Im talking...




   
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Default 12-02-2012, 23:11 | posts: 2,803 | Location: ∞

I'm only whistling while I'm thinking about a problem when working with electricity, or when I'm in the hardware store looking for something that's not where it should be
   
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Default 12-03-2012, 02:02 | posts: 2,872 | Location: The Freak Show - Earth.

We own a lot of birds see, so whistling comes naturally.
   
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Default 12-03-2012, 06:34 | posts: 11,715 | Location: ♫

lol some funny replies in here

@Whitelightning - damn you now i can't stop whistling Perry Como, always liked the song.

edit: mom too in the kitchen, i can hear her whistle the song she must've heard it lol

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I whistle while Im talking...




image name = Redneck Dog Teeth HA HA HA

see what happens when you stop using Colgate Extra-Whitening toothpaste? (dog on the right).

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If you can whistle like the Parrots we have visiting the garden feeders that's pretty loud!
certainly is!

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Default 12-03-2012, 22:47 | posts: 741 | Location: Manchester, UK

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I whistle while Im talking...




me too, ever since I got my dental bridge. but I can't whistle a tune so I'm jealous. But I do tap my fingers to tunes like i'm playing a piano. Looks weird but it's a natural reaction.
   
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Default 12-03-2012, 23:16 | posts: 26,094 | Location: Hampshire UK

I whistle a lot... I bet it's annoying to others around me. Nobody's ever said anything about it so I guess it can't be all that bad :/
   
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Default 12-04-2012, 13:07 | posts: 453

I can't whistle sadly, not the normal way anyway. I thought I could but I've been told by people that what I do is not whistling.

I can however do the fingers in mouth, really loud "over here" whistle .
   
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Default 12-04-2012, 13:12 | posts: 4,685 | Location: Washington DC

I only whistle when I want to annoy other people. A good way is to put a blade of grass between your thumbs and blow. It makes a god awful annoying sound when you get it right.
   
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Default 12-04-2012, 16:06 | posts: 1,175 | Location: Indonesia

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Default 12-04-2012, 17:06 | posts: 4,125 | Location: NorCal

When listening to music I whistle the guitar. When bored I whistle dixie and I don't know what it's called but the whistle from "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
   
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Default 12-07-2012, 12:50 | posts: 1,019 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

This guy probably doesn't feel like whistling:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYslhL71k1M

Better turn on the subtitles, if you don't speak Glesca!
   
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Default 12-09-2012, 16:07 | posts: 2,587 | Location: in your closet

I started when I was about 7 and gotten good ( now 30) to the point of bugging people by whistling themes to tv shows and movies or sad songs....


some people hate it when I whistle Mad World.....
   
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Default 12-10-2012, 08:53 | posts: 503 | Location: Denmark

I often whistle "Twisted Nerve" from Kill Bill.
   
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Default 12-12-2012, 12:40 | posts: 1,019 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

That lame old hit 'Little Does She Know' by The Kursaals suddenly entered my head, and now I can't stop whistling it!
   
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Default 12-13-2012, 06:32 | posts: 11,715 | Location: ♫

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I can't whistle sadly, not the normal way anyway. I thought I could but I've been told by people that what I do is not whistling.

I can however do the fingers in mouth, really loud "over here" whistle .
lol better than nothing. i can't do the over here whistle as good as normal whistling (tunes).
   
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Default 12-13-2012, 06:41 | posts: 1,028 | Location: Washington

I whistle but not enough or good enough to do it alot. I have a parrot that talks and whistles so thats all the practice I get haha.
   
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Default 12-13-2012, 06:50 | posts: 6,763 | Location: Dubai, UAE / London, UK

I often whistle to my dog.
   
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