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Why don't people whistle anymore?
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by Whistle ??, Palo Verde,
on Jan 23, 2011
I heard something we don't hear very much anymore today. I heard someone tunefully whistling a happy tune while he was going about his business. This used to be a common thing but it struck me that it rarely happens nowadays. Is it because we are less happy? Is it because we carry our music around on ipods and don't need to make music for ourselves? Or is it because we are afraid of offending those who may hear it?
I remember being taught to whistle by my father on one of those long car trips as a child. The car was filled with hilarity by the whole family trying to whistle as we whiled away the miles. We had a radio in the car, but no tapes, cds or ipods so we had to make our own amusement. We also had silly song competions and played games.
Are those days gone for ever?