Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Whistle while you work?

Sure, whistling is cute when it comes from the lips of tiny Disney characters. But when it comes from a person's nose? Not so much. What makes a nose whistle? Is it caused from a stubborn boogar that won't come out? I blow and blow my nose, but the whistle stays put. According to Yahoo! Answers:
Any time you pass air over a constricted, or small enough opening, you're going to cause a whistling sound. Think of all the things that make that type sound and you'll find a spot where the air flow is forced through a smaller area making a whistling sound. That's what is happening in your nose.

So what that is saying is either my nostril has shrunk, or it is blocked up, right? Anyway, a whistling nose is an embarrassing condition. Remember as kids we could buy those little pieces of metal to stick in our mouth and every time we'd speak we'd whistle?

But without the danger of swallowing anything!When I have a whistle in my nose, I like to play a few songs for my family and have them try to guess what song it is, a "Name that tune" if you will. I usually just play "Jingle Bells" because it's pretty easy. Try it next time you have a whistle in your nose. You'll find yourself trying out all different songs.

Sometimes it's hard to tell who's nose is whistling at first. Wait, is that me? Or you? Deep down you're wishing it's the other person. THEN it's funny. YOU, uh, uh.

As mysteriously as the whistle appears, it then disappears and your day goes on as if it never happened. It's like we were musically gifted for an hour or so and then POOF! It's gone.

It's the only time I can whistle - too bad it's with my schnozz and not with my lips!


Kathy's Klothesline said...

Great, now I have that silly song wondering around in my dizzy head! I whistled the little tune to the dogs and all they did was give that sideways look......

Ruth said...

Hahaha. Sometimes when I'm falling asleep I hear my nose whistle, and I have to "dislodge" it or I can't get to sleep.

WhisperingWriter said...


I like the song but I'm usually too cranky to whistle while I work. I'm usually all, "HOW do kids make these much laundry? Why can't my husband remember to put the toilet lid down?"

Rae said...

You constantly amaze me with your wit. Excellent!

Boomka said...

I get VERY freaked out when a part of my body makes a noise I can't stop. I have a feeling as I get older that is going to be a frequent occurrence. Oh well.
To answer your question from a while ago. My dad is irish and german but my Mom is Italian. Hence why I'm so huggy.

SquirrelQueen said...

That song is going to be stuck in my head for a long time. My husband just walked through the room and asked if that was me he heard whistling.

You are just too funny.