Is whistling a rude thing to do? Why people gets irritated?

A boy whistling - whistling
India
August 11, 2009 7:20am CST
Hi Dearones, Just wonder if whistling is rude or not? Some likes whistling and I think its an outcome of happiness... why it is consider as a socially incorrect behaviour? Do you gets irritated when someone whistles? I have seen many persons whistle while doing some work. But others gets irritated... Why? People.... What's your opinion on this? Kindly share your thoughts.... Cheers... Have a great day....
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19 responses
• China
15 Aug 09
Hello, I think whistling is quite normal when people are delighted and want to express their happiness. But I will get angry if somebody whistle at me for nothing or when I am in trouble because I will regard it as an aggressive behavior. They are happy at my troubles, which is intolarable.
• India
15 Aug 09
Hi Donna_hit, Thats really well said. Our enjoyment should not hurt others as I said before.. Thanks for joining in.. Have a nice day.. Cheers
@K46620 (1999)
• United States
12 Aug 09
Sometimes it is. My brother often does whistling and it gets annoying.
• India
15 Aug 09
Hi K46620, Thanks for responding.. Have a nice day..Cheers
@murtuza89 (513)
• India
12 Aug 09
Whistling is not always bad. It depends on the intentions of the person whistling. If the person intends to abuse someone by whistling then it gets irritating. However its just for enjoying something its harmless and sometimes is actually good to listen.
• India
15 Aug 09
Hi murtuza89, Really our enjoyment should not hurt others. Intentions play a major role.. Really ...Thanks for responding.. Have a nice day... Cheers
• India
12 Aug 09
I think whistling is looked upon as rude for two reasons. Firstly, roadside Romeos whistle at girls and tease them…secondly, whistling can be quite distracting to others. If I am working and someone beside me is whistling or even humming a tune, I do find it distracting. Otherwise at right places, I admire people who can whistle a tune correctly and hold the breath for a long time.
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi sudiptacallingu, Thats really well said and I can't agree more.. Thanks for sharing your thoughts... Have a nice day... Cheers...
@grace118224 (1040)
• China
12 Aug 09
Well i do think that girls don't like whistling too much. When you are walking on the street if guys make whistling to you you might be angry although the whistling is kind of appreciation for your appearance. Girls just think that whistling is not polite and pretty insulting. Well when i'm working i think whistling is too noisy for my ears which make me hardly focus on my minds.
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi grace118224, Thats true indeed. Girls never like it when they are on the street.. Thanks for sharing... Cheers
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
12 Aug 09
I depends on the circumstances and my mood whether whistling would irritate me. In a cheerful situation I would not be annoyed. If I was attempting a conversation and the other person was whistling and not listening to me...That I would find extremely infuriating!
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi paula27661, Really I too felt that with some persons not listening to us and keepn on whistling... Thanks for shariing... have a nice day.. Cheers,,,
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@yogambal_64 (1016)
• India
12 Aug 09
I do not find anything wrong in whistling, until and unless you are not disturbing anybody, actually we whistle for our enjoyment, so there is nothing wrong in it. Girls are also abused when they whistle I just cannot understand the reason. It is not good to whistle in public places or place of work I feel.
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi yogambal_64, Really true. Its not goog to whistle in public places.. Thanks for posting.. Have a great day.. Cheers
11 Aug 09
Whistling is typically not a rude thing to do, unless you are at a social event and are annoying the heck out of someone. I do not get irritated when someone whistles. Some people might get irritated, I have no reason why, must be one of their pet peeves or something.
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi virusxtreme24, Thanks for posting your response here in this discussion. Have a nice day... Cheers,,,,
• Trinidad And Tobago
11 Aug 09
I think that whistling might be not be irritating if it is done within the confines of ones home but if i am walking down the road and a guy whistles at me...that might be irritating or insulting.
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi Trinidiva, Really I too have seen some guys like that.. Thanks for sharing your views.... Have a nice day.. Cheers
• United States
11 Aug 09
I believe there is a time and place for everything, whistling included. I've never been offended by the occasional whistler, but someone doing it incessantly would certainly get on my nerves.
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi Fennelfoot, Thanks for posting your view in this discussion... Have a nice day... Cheers,,..
• United States
11 Aug 09
I personally don't mind it when people whistle. I don't know why people find it irritating.
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi bbpstudios, Really some of them gets irritated during their work because of the unwanted sound others cause through whistle... Thanks for posting your response.. Have a nice day.. Cheers...
• United States
11 Aug 09
Hello Phillip! It really depands on what type of whistling we are talking about. If I hear someone whistling because they are happy, and they are whistling a little song, I have no problem with it. We can also have a husband/boyfriend whistle after his wife/girlfriend if they like how they look. I don't find anything wrong with that. Now, sometimes, guys can get a little dissrespectful and whistle after a girl walking down the street or a parking lot. To me that's degrading. We are not animals, I don't even whistel after a dog. I call that no manners. However, is just my opinion. Some girls find nothing wrong with it and like that kind of attention.
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi SurveyPrincess09, Well said. Whistling depends on the people, situation and the type... Thanks for sharing this... Have a nice day... Cheers...
@kenchobi (147)
• Philippines
11 Aug 09
It depends on the situation I think. I whistle a lot when I'm bored or happy or sometimes out of the blue, I'll just whistle and I don't think anyone got annoyed or irritated when I do that. And for me, I don't think its really rude to whistle unless you're whistling to chick or girl who's walking in front of you.
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi kenchobi, Really what you said is true.. It depends on the situation.. Thanks for posting your response.. . Have a nice day,,, Cheers,,..
@sumanadep (1231)
• India
11 Aug 09
I don't think whistling is rude...I do whistle when I am happy...I haven't came across any one who doesn't like whistling...may be people whom you have seen were working at that time and getting disturbed because of whistling....In some situations whistling is considered to be unlucky...
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi sumanadep, Thanks for ypur response... Really during work it annoys the people when they arre disturbed.. Have a nice day.. Cheers...
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 09
Yes, sometimes I feel irritated when people keep whistling, mainly because I just don't like the whistling sound. I don't mind if in a small gathering someone whistle a song.. but not while at work.. the noise is sometime unbearable..
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi cwong77, Yes thats true,... While at work it really irritates people.. Thanks for sharing.. Have a nice day.. Cheers
@sk_8873 (83)
• India
11 Aug 09
Hi Bro There are 7 tyes of whistles are there 1.PUCKER (OR "PURSED LIP") WHISTLING, 2.ROOF OR PALATAL WHISTLING, 3.FINGER WHISTLING OR WOLF-WHISTLING, 4.BOTTOM-LIP WHISTLING, 5.HAND WHISTLING, 6.THROAT WHISTLING, 7.TEETH WHISTLING. from this which and where you use is the main factor of irritation and pleasant.Take care..God bless you
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi Bro, Thanks for these information... Really appreciate it... Cheers.. .Happy Mylotting..
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 09
People don't normally get irritated when someone whistles (e.g.: bored, happy), but they get really annoyed when someone whistles for a PURPOSE - example, making wolf whistles when a pretty woman passes by. That's not good. To people who hardly hears you whistle but now you're whistling because you're happy, they'll find that it's odd because you've never whistled before. So they'd give you that weird look. To Muslims, any form of whistling is inappropriate (please correct me if I'm wrong). I learnt this from a Muslim friend. So, to be safe, it's better that you don't whistle.
• India
12 Aug 09
Hi kevchua, Really well said. Purposed whistle really annoys people.. Thanks for posting.. Have a nice day... Cheers...
@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
11 Aug 09
I like to whistle because ,I cannot sing when alone.However I can be a real crab at times and will do it to avoid conversation. Then there are times, I whistle to purposely annoy someone.Its like telling them I don't care what they have to say. Yes this is very socially incorrect at this time! There is a song called " whistle why you work" that Mickey Mouse use to whistle ,he always seemed happy so its hard to say. I get irritated at everything when it comes to noise at times.
• India
12 Aug 09
Ha ha...Really people use to whistle to annoy someone.. I too have seen it... As you said, sound and noise has a lot of differnece. Noise irritates people... Thanks for posting your valuable response... Cheers... Have a nice day always..
• Australia
17 Aug 09
Well Im definetly one of the ones who gets annoyed when someone is whistling..I dont know why it bugs me ..Its just one of my pet peeves I guess. To answer your other question though..I think it depends on where you are whistling before you can determine if it is rude or not...whistling at work is definetly fine like if you work maybe at a food processing place or something like that but it would be rude to whistle when someone needs quiet or is trying to have a conversation then yeah its rude and people shouldnt do it then. Goood question though oh and does whistling bother you?