Subject: Re: Why should I say "Cheese"?
On Monday, 27 November 2017 08:13:44 UTC, anon...@internet.none wrote:
> Why should I say "Cheese"?
> Ever since I was born in the 1950's I have been told to say "cheese"
> whenever someone wants to take my picture.
> No one has ever given me any cheese, and I do like cheese.
> What if I say Macaroni, and leave out the cheese?
> Or maybe I could say Pizza, since all pizza contains cheese.
> What if I say Cheddar, Swiss, or Provolone?
> Or maybe say "Cheeseburger with fries and a coke"
> Then again, I could say "cheese curds", or just say "whey".
> Then there's always "Cottage cheese" or "Cream cheese" to consider.
> I have tried all of these with mixed results. These days, when someone
> says "Say Cheese", I reply "Why", then I proceed to say "I'll say that
> word as soon as you give me some".....
> (Sadly, no one has ever given me any cheese to date)....
> Anyhow, with all the cheese that's been said over the years, I'd think
> that by now every camera would have been used as a pizza topping, if it
> was not previously stolen by mice.
We're not sure when or where a photographer first asked his or her subjects to state the name of the
delicious dairy product, but we do know that when you say "cheese," the corners of your mouth turn
up, your cheeks lift and your teeth show. It looks like a smile, and since smiling is what we do in
pictures, the instruction seems pretty practical.
I wonder how this works in other languages .
I'll ask some foreigners I know.