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01 Jan 2009, 3:08 am

I just realized there is one more thing I couldn't do as I kid and I want to find out if theres any link to AS, I could not whistle until I was well into my teens. Anyone else have this problem?


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01 Jan 2009, 3:39 am

Yes, yes I did. I remember being 11 and was envious of a 6 year old that could whistle.
I'm not even sure if I can whistle properly, but it works for me.
I usually develop my own way of learning to do things because I can't do it the way people can.



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01 Jan 2009, 4:01 am

I'm still pretty useless at whistling and as a kid I couldn't do it at all. I also have a problem with winking :wink: I basically close both my eyes when I wink :oops:



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01 Jan 2009, 4:35 am

I suck at winking too.

Has this got to do with poor motor skills?



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01 Jan 2009, 7:04 am

I learned to whistle early (whenever it was, other kids couldn't do it yet, just accidental whistling) and I did so well. I liked whistling melodies.

What I can't do up to this day is wolf-whistling though. Very annoying that I can't do it.


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01 Jan 2009, 7:44 am

Never learned how to whistle. Suspect that might have mild dyspraxia because my articulation and swallowing skills are quite poor in addition to general clumsiness.



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01 Jan 2009, 8:52 am

I can whistle on pitch. Dead-on, not half a tone off like most people. My family's musically gifted, so I have a good ear; and one week in high school I got bored and started practicing.


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01 Jan 2009, 10:03 am

It took me a while to learn but i can now whistle with and without fingers in my mouth :D
I can whistle dixie very effectivley if required therefore.
However as mentioned above I am also useless at winking - cant do it properly however hard I try 8O


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01 Jan 2009, 5:33 pm

In 1st grade I was so jealous of everyone else who could whistle, that I practiced it and practiced it until I could do it. Peer pressure @[email protected]

Still can't do that loud fingers-in-your-mouth whistle, though.


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01 Jan 2009, 6:02 pm

I still can't whistle. I can't blow a bubble-gum bubble either.



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01 Jan 2009, 8:07 pm

I still can't whistle. It took me awhile to be able blow bubbles with my gum.

Oh, and who else cannot snap their fingers? I still can't.

I also count on my fingers "oddly" as my family puts.

one = index finger
two = index finger + thumb
three = first three fingers
four = put down thumb, put up last two fingers
five = put thumb back up



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01 Jan 2009, 8:43 pm

I still can't whistle. Did finally learn to snap my fingers, but not till after I was an adult. But only right handed. And I'm not great at it... I don't always get it right. (Based on trying it right now.)



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01 Jan 2009, 9:01 pm

I can snap my fingers on my right hand, but the sound isn't great and and I can't do it for too long. I can't snap my fingers at all on my left hand.
I can't whistle at all with fingers in my mouth. I never understood how people did that.
I can't wolf whistle but can imitate bird sounds. This comes in useful when trying to trick my cats that a bird is near. My dog goes crazy when I do it too.



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02 Jan 2009, 2:55 am

Am very melody-minded and I learned to whistle early. I wish I had a bigger range.



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02 Jan 2009, 6:02 am

I can't whistle.