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Can you whistle?
Yes 36%  36%  [ 10 ]
Very poorly 36%  36%  [ 10 ]
No 29%  29%  [ 8 ]
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olle
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30 Apr 2008, 3:35 pm

One thing that has sometimes bothered me (like when listening to Patience by Guns'n'roses) is that i can not whistle. I have never learned to. I've never been obsessed with learning to whistle, like many people are when young.

That is probably the sole reason i can't whistle right now. But it would be interesting to see if there's any correlation between inability to whistle and ASDs. I think it could have to do with clumsiness and bad coordination. Any thoughts on this?



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30 Apr 2008, 3:37 pm

I'm the only person I know who can't whistle. It bugs the heck out of me.


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30 Apr 2008, 4:37 pm

It took me a while, but I learned to whistle in 1st grade. Everyone kept saying "Just put your lips together and blow." :roll: It's more complicated than that. I was so jealous of everyone else that could whistle, I just HAD to learn.

There was a fake whistling I used to do until I figured out how to do it for real...can't for the life of me remember what it was.

Of course, I might be thinking of something else.



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30 Apr 2008, 5:21 pm

I can whistle, but my mom's a lot better.



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30 Apr 2008, 5:34 pm

Yes, but not very loud. :shrug:


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30 Apr 2008, 5:35 pm

Yeah, but I didn't learn how until a few years ago.



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30 Apr 2008, 6:05 pm

I cannot whistle at all! I tried learning it many times but never could of learned it.



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30 Apr 2008, 6:24 pm

Redrocket wrote:
I cannot whistle at all! I tried learning it many times but never could of learned it.

Same here.


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30 Apr 2008, 8:54 pm

This thread has me practicing my one whistling note and then switching it to make kissy noises. I like kissy noises better. Good thing the kids like to be smooched on.


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30 Apr 2008, 8:55 pm

I made myself whistle until I could do it at a decent volume. Since then, it has become another stim of mine. :P


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30 Apr 2008, 8:59 pm

Well thanks to this thread, I'm now making popping noises w/ my lips. Like Donkey in Shrek.

Stupid fingers aren't typing well. And typing and spelling are my strogn suits!


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01 May 2008, 3:07 pm

Okey...

So basically, one third of this board can whistle reasonably well!? That's fewer than i had expected.
Do you have any ideas about what could explain this?



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01 May 2008, 3:14 pm

I can whistle very poorly, but never do.

I HATE the sound of a person whistling, no matter how "good" at it they are....



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01 May 2008, 3:45 pm

Yes. But there are two types of whistling, and I can only do one of them. I can't do the really loud whistle with the fingers in the mouth. I can do the whistle just using the mouth.


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01 May 2008, 4:08 pm

I can't whistle, either. I've been trying for years, but I haven't learned how to whistle.


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02 May 2008, 1:01 am

olle wrote:
Do you have any ideas about what could explain this?


Idunno...nobody really taught me how to do it, like I said, "put your lips together and blow" didn't help me at all. Maybe everyone else had bad instructions as well?

You have to kind of pull back your bottom lip a little, like you're trying to blow slightly downward.

Never did figure out the finger whistle thing, but I can whistle with an acorn cap =D