Why do people say to "pipe up", when it comes to silence?
- Anonymous1 month ago
It's what your mom says when she's feeling frisky.
- Name WithheldLv 71 month ago
Yes, "pipe up" means to speak, ie: "Don't be bashful, pipe up".
And "pipe down" means to be silent, ie: "Take it easy kids pipe down".
I understand that the terms have a nautical history relating to when persons were piped on and off a ship.
- myfavouritelucyLv 71 month ago
''pipe up'' means ''speak'' not silence