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Started by lapsedcat on Oct 14, 2015 11:08:01 AM
Why is nobody talking about the very real issue of weak whistling?

I'm a weak whistler, and can barely manage an audible squeak through my teeth. As for putting my lips together and blowing - forget it, sister. I knows this marks me out as some sort of freak, the kind of pathetic specimen of maleness so abhorred by society. If you're a man and you can't whistle then people rush to judgement and assume you're lacking an important chromosome or something.

They won't let you become a sheep-farmer or leering construction site worker if you haven't got a decent whistle. Try joining in with the crowd at a Roger Whittaker concert - it's like a man with no legs pitching up at a reflexology convention. All turn their backs, leaving you feeling wretched and alone like Ed Begley in Twelve Angry Men.

Why can't men like me get some sort of support for our disability?

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mingmong - 14 Oct 2015 11:10:39 (#1 of 42)

Lapsed, look no further:

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/04/08/how-to-whistle-with-your-fingers/

lapsedcat - 14 Oct 2015 11:37:04 (#2 of 42)

I'm afraid that's simply beyond my capabilities.

Brunothecat - 14 Oct 2015 11:38:52 (#3 of 42)

Get yourself an Acme Thunderer and your problems will be gone.

Brunothecat - 14 Oct 2015 11:39:20 (#4 of 42)

Unless someone nicks the pea, obviously.

foghorn - 14 Oct 2015 11:42:02 (#5 of 42)

Can you at least spit properly?

mingmong - 14 Oct 2015 11:42:05 (#6 of 42)

I'm afraid that's simply beyond my capabilities

Frankly, I'm disgusted. There's no way I'd ever entrust you with any kind of responsibility.

And don't come near my family.

Verdigris - 14 Oct 2015 11:43:13 (#7 of 42)

I have started whistling while I work, of late. Doubtless I'll be voting UKIP next in a bid to regain the safety blanket of the 1950s.

virgil5 - 14 Oct 2015 11:43:49 (#8 of 42)

Question for lapsedcat

Do you have a gap in your front teeth?

browserbutton - 14 Oct 2015 12:03:20 (#9 of 42)

Improve your whistling technique by watching Roger Whittaker videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBHc1ds-zeE

wickeltisch - 14 Oct 2015 12:21:29 (#10 of 42)

Is it an age thing? I learned how to whistle on my fingers when I was a kid and I could do it into my thirties, but somehow I have lost this ability over the years that followed.

tasselhoff - 14 Oct 2015 12:27:09 (#11 of 42)

I used to be able to whistle with the pushed-out lips sphincter style (lower tone) when I was a kid but can only do the flattish-lipped whistle using my tongue (higher tone) now.

virgil5 - 14 Oct 2015 12:57:38 (#12 of 42)

Anyone who can't whistle and yodel at the same time is a wimp.

tasselhoff - 14 Oct 2015 12:59:09 (#13 of 42)

<minces across thread>

virgil5 - 14 Oct 2015 13:09:32 (#14 of 42)

I'm guessing tass has a gap in his front teeth.

lapsedcat - 14 Oct 2015 13:09:54 (#15 of 42)

Like a suave John Inman.

virgil5 - 14 Oct 2015 13:23:03 (#16 of 42)

I was thinking Terry-Thomas.

wickeltisch - 14 Oct 2015 13:33:05 (#17 of 42)

A woman who made a career from whistling.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OasKOa_-L1A

Unfortunately from singing, too, so skip the first 30 seconds and the last minute.

foghorn - 14 Oct 2015 13:33:20 (#18 of 42)

Have you got any teeth at all, lapsed. Yes or no?

lapsedcat - 14 Oct 2015 13:39:59 (#19 of 42)

yes

foghorn - 14 Oct 2015 13:43:32 (#20 of 42)

Real ones?

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