wolf whistle


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wolf whistle

a whistle made by a man to express admiration of a woman's appearance
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Our language has had to change to fit the PC brigade's definition of correctness, now we have a young woman talking of disrespect because of a wolf whistle.
Presumably this witch hunt against the wolf whistle is down to some bright spark who realises that, just as more of us are becoming mindful of the provenance of say clothing - a pounds 5 T-shirt loses it appeal when you know it's been run up by a 10-year-old in an Asian sweatshop - we will also take heed of who built our home.
Ultimo bra tycoon Michelle Mone said: "If I got a wolf whistle from a building site, I'd be absolutely delighted.
He said: 'The reality is that more and more women visit our sites looking for a new house because many are in a position to afford to buy on their own.': 'flattered by a wolf whistle':I don't find wolf whistling offensive, but it depends what mood I'm in.' 'I think there's nothing more flattering than a wolf whistle.
As we squeezed past we gave them a wolf whistle and one of the lads on board said: "Christ, one of those girls was Princess Elizabeth." So we wolfwhistled the future Queen and got a wave back.
Wolf whistles defined: A wolf whistle is a typically two-note whistle made as an often unsolicited expression of sexual attention.
Domino King and Wolf Whistle, who represent Mike de Kock, arrived in Cape Town after the 24-hour journey from Noordwyk, Gauteng, on Monday morning.
I was a bit of a committed feminist as I hit my 20s, shooting withering glances at any man who might wolf whistle or even casually start a conversation, as if to say how dare you judge me on my looks alone, I am an intelligent woman with an opinion not just a cleavage.
Mr Goad said: "In the 21st century the wolf whistle is out of place.
One resident said: "Every time a car went past you would get a wolf whistle.
He notes that Wolf Whistle's magical realism appears during "moments of extreme tension or outright horror" (446), suggesting that the genre provides "a cathartic release from tension and terror" (448).
My mistake was not to positively acknowledge the wolf whistle the driver of the car directed at me (in the interests of total honesty, I may have given him the finger).