At the same time, Peckinpah is leaning over your shoulder, whispering that David has brought a lot of this on himself.
The World Wide Web is whispering that it's actually a reference to Avril Lavigne's own, well, “kitty.”
Observes one staffer, “How humiliating it must be for him to be sitting out there with all those people [gawking and whispering.]”
Old English hwisprian "speak very softly" (only in a Northumbrian gloss for Latin murmurare), from Proto-Germanic *khwis- (cf. Middle Dutch wispelen, Old High German hwispalon, German wispeln, wispern, Old Norse hviskra "to whisper"), imitative and probably related to Old English hwistlian "to whistle." Related: Whispered; whispering. The noun is from 1590s.