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Old 02-02-2007, 10:20 AM   #1
 
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Default Can you whistle?

I can't. Well, I can whistle through my teeth, but I can't REALLY whistle.

Also, which finger do you use to snap your fingers (besides your thumb, I mean)? I use my ring finger and apparently I'm the only one in the world who does so.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:27 AM   #2
 
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When I was little, I could only whistle by breathing in the air and I snapped with my pinky.

Now that I am an adult, I snap with my middle finger, whistle by blowing out, and whistle using my fingers for added volume at sporting events.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:28 AM   #3
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No, I can't.

I snap with my middle finger, which I'm pretty sure is the finger most people use... I think.

My cousin can only snap "backwards" which is really weird. It's kind of hard to explain... Maybe someone else knows what I'm talking about.

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Old 02-02-2007, 10:35 AM   #4
 
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yes. I'm actually a d*mn good whistler if I do say so myself. I bet I could win competitions! but I can't whistle with my fingers as others can. if only.

I snap with my middle finger. I have also snapped with the ring finger but that's harder, awkward and generates less sound from my hand.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:40 AM   #5
 
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yes. I'm actually a d*mn good whistler if I do say so myself. I bet I could win competitions!
My husband can make like Bing Crosby with the whistle. He's REALLY good.

My boss is a good whistler too - he was whistling whilst walking through the office just now and that's what made me wonder about who can whistle and who can't.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:41 AM   #6
 
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I can whistle, but I can't do that finger in your mouth loud whistle. Oh, and I snap with my middle finger.
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I can whistle, can't do the loud finger whistle, and I snap with my middle finger.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:09 AM   #8
 
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Yes, and when I do it in the car I get all paranoid that other drivers will think I'm making a kissy face at them.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:16 AM   #9
 
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I can whistle very well, but I can't do the really loud finger whistle. Well, I can kind of do it, but it comes out very low and not really that loud.

And I use my thumb and middle finger to snap.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:17 AM   #10
 
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Yes, I can whistle... I just put my lips together an blow. (Sorry, I had to.) But, I can't whistle a song or loudly or anything like that.

I snap with my middle finger.
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I can't do that finger in your mouth loud whistle.
My mom can whistle like that, with her fingers and without her fingers. She rolls her tongue a certain way and out comes this super loud whistle. We could always find her in a crowd.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:46 AM   #12
 
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I can't whistle and it makes me really mad that I can't. I got teased a lot for it as a child and also teachers would never believe me that I couldn't whistle. WHY can't I whistle? It's a mystery. I can do that curl the tongue thing that's supposed to be genetic. Damit I ought to be able to whistle!

I could never do a cartwheel either, as long as we're listing deficiencies. Nor did I fully master the somersault.

Middle finger snapper.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:48 AM   #13
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I'm a ring finger snapper.

And I can whistle.
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Apparently, as a baby, I learned to whistle before I learned to talk. It's legendary in my family. I never learned to do the loud-whistle thing though, much to my disappointment. I'd love to be able to loud-whistle for my kids. My friend can do it...she has a different whistle for each of her kids, and they come running when she does it.

I snap with my middle finger and thumb.
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she has a different whistle for each of her kids, and they come running when she does it.
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I can whistle but I'm not that great at it, nor can I do the finger-whistle thing. I snap with my thumb and middle finger.
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I'm a ring finger snapper.
Yay! Does your husband tease you about that? Mine teases me about it! I didn't even know it was unusual 'til he pointed it out.

My husband and I have "the family whistle". Unfortunately he's the only one who can do it. Thank God for cell phones in a crowd.
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:52 PM   #18
 
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I couldn't whistle for a long time, and the rest of my family could, and they all tried to teach me, and then one day it just clicked. Now I'm a whistlin' fool! just like everyone else in my family. We sing, too.

I can finger-whistle, but not like most people, and it's not as loud as most people.

I snap with my middle fingers, but I can snap with ring fingers, if for some reason I can't snap with my middle finger (paper cut or whatever) and I have a pressing need to snap. Not sure why I would need to, but it's good to have a back-up snapping finger, just in case.
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I snap with my middle fingers, but I can snap with ring fingers, if for some reason I can't snap with my middle finger (paper cut or whatever) and I have a pressing need to snap. Not sure why I would need to, but it's good to have a back-up snapping finger, just in case.
My back-up snapping finger is my middle finger. It hurts to use it, but I soldier on.
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I'm a ring finger snapper.
Yay! Does your husband tease you about that? Mine teases me about it! I didn't even know it was unusual 'til he pointed it out.

My husband and I have "the family whistle". Unfortunately he's the only one who can do it. Thank God for cell phones in a crowd.
Yea, he teases me, too! I can also snap with my middle finger but it feels wierd.

We definitely do the cell phones in a large crowd thing.
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