Whistling In The Dark
OK, this is not tech related but I’d like to know the answer. What exactly does ‘whistling in the dark’ mean? I found several different definitions (not including sexual ones. This is a family blog):
- To attempt to keep one’s courage up (from reference.com, Steve The Whistler )
- Trying to make a point or convince people of something and feeling like nobody is listening(ClicheSite.com)
- Nonsensical illusions, empty chatter (The Guardian)
- Making wild guesses (The Hindu)
Can it be that the expression means different things in different places?