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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 52. The noun phrase today is

  • wolf whistle. Okay. Let's take a look at the note. If someone makes a wolf whistle,

  • especially a man you know, it's almost always a man. He makes a loud whistling

  • sound with a high rising note and a low falling note. It kind of sounds probably

  • something like ( wolf whistle sound' ) That would be your typical sort of a wolf whistle. Yeah so

  • men, typically construction workers or tough guys or, or laborers do this to

  • show admiration for a woman's beauty . I'm sure you've seen this in many movie

  • scenes, but you know I have seen this in real life too.

  • A little bit, so but but especially construction workers, especially outdoor

  • laborers. You know, when there's a number of them around. If he, and especially if

  • he thinks she is sexy. However , many women find it intimidating.

  • Well, well some might. They might almost get a little scared or feel a little

  • nervous and sometimes they'll probably just walk on by quickly. And sometimes

  • offensive, they may. Okay. So different women may actually react different ways.

  • So like most will probably do nothing. They'll be quiet and they'll just walk

  • on. I mean it is a possible every now and then that you know, some of them may give

  • a dirty look to the construction workers. Or I mean if worse they may yell

  • something back or maybe they give them a middle finger or something like that. But

  • anyway, let's let's continue with the, with the note here. There are several

  • theories about how the term wolf whistle came to be what it is today. How'd it

  • come into existence ? What's its origin ? Some credit a scene from an old movie "To

  • Have or Have not with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. And in this, in this

  • scene that they're actually kind of arguing with each other, and then

  • suddenly Lauren Bacall's character just kind of leans over and kisses Humphrey

  • Bogart. Actually takes him by surprise and he says you know,

  • what did you do that for ? And she basically replies I've been wondering

  • whether I'd like it. You know and then and then she goes on to say, you know

  • you don't have to act with me Steve. She said you don't have to act with me you

  • don't have to do anything, not a thing. Oh maybe uh maybe just maybe just

  • whistle. And that's, that's really where it came from. So as she walks out the

  • door he kind of lets out (wolf Whistling sound ) Kind of like that so that's why a lot of people think

  • he kind of came from that. There's other theories too there's others that claim a

  • wolf whistle is actually really a whistle to warn you about wolves. You

  • know in Great Britain you know a lot of Shepherds used to make a really, really

  • loud whistle. You know , the whistle you can put your fingers in your mouth and

  • get hear it for miles. And that's the way they signaled each other that, that a

  • wolf was coming. So some people believe this is where it may have started.

  • However , let's continue here. However believe it or not. Cartoons may have had

  • the most significant influence on wolf whistles, Tex Avery made two influential

  • cartoons little Red Walking Hood in 1937 and Red-Hot Riding Hood in 1943. Yeah the

  • one that Red Hot Riding Hood I don't know if you ever remember the old movie ,Mask.

  • I think Jim Carrey makes fun of this because when he has the mask on

  • he's doing the same thing. Where he's you know he's whistling all over it you know,

  • I guess a little red-hot Riding Hood is up there

  • and he's like whistling , (whistling sound) and he's getting the machine to whistle. And his eyes are

  • popping out. The tongue is coming out. And it's really kind of overdone. But here's

  • the point. Avery's cartoons were shown to US soldiers

  • during World War two and before you know it , wolf-whistling was everywhere. So

  • maybe the soldiers picked up on this. Maybe that's how it started. So to be

  • honest that probably seems like the most likely or the greatest influence on wolf

  • whistles. Now ironically, I remember in the 1990's, So

  • ironically in the 1990s, there was a TV show called Ugly Betty.

  • Yeah it was a TV show I think it was a cable TV show. And and the girl she

  • supposed they purposely made her look unattractive. They put nerdy glasses on

  • her and she I think she was still wearing braces. She supposedly was very

  • nice though. Supposedly had a good heart. But there

  • was one scene in one episode and one episode she had to dress up you know

  • just a little sexy. And she got her first wolf whistle. However she never, she never

  • received one before. So she was actually flattered. Yeah. I always remember they

  • kind of made a joke out of this. Because normally she's ugly, and she thinks she never

  • got a wolf whistle. So she's like she, she got the whistle and she's turned around

  • just looking around. Me, me and she's pointing to herself, me, me. She was really

  • happy about it. Because nobody you know, hardly anybody, ever thought she was sexy.

  • So they made a joke out of that. But anyway, let me know, let me know if you

  • ever received a wolf whistle. You know, if you're a woman and how would you

  • respond ? Would you get angry ? Will you just keep quiet ? Will you walk on ? Would

  • you think it's offensive ? Will you will you yell some dirty words back ? Or would

  • you give them a middle finger ? Or would you act like Ugly Betty and be, be happy

  • about it. I don't know. I guess if you want you can

  • leave some comments. But anyway. Thank you for your time. I hope you got it . I hope

  • you enjoyed it. Goodbye. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 52. The noun phrase today is


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