Women don’t whistle

December 3, 2007 at 8:56 pm | Posted in Gender | Leave a comment
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A funny thing happened to me in the office today: I was whistling the tune of an African (christmas?) song*) which we are singing in my choir at the moment. It was a quarter to nine and the secretary from the adjacent department came in to “to check who it was” as she thought it couldn’t be me: “Women don’t whistle, normally.”

*) A song that is strangely popular in German speaking countries: Listen to this impression of the song by some unknown German choir – very Germanic still, isn’t it?

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