My wife just asked me where the “wolf whistle” came from. The whistle that a person makes to indicate that someone is attractive or “hot.”
This reminds me that when I was a child, we used to call pictures of naked women “foo foo” women because I could not do a wolf whistle yet and that was the closest approximation I could get.
But I looked up a few links online and while there is general agreement on what a wolf whistle is and what it means, I cannot find anything about the origin or why it came about.
Anyone here have any ideas?