From: Ken Hart <kwhart1@frontier.com>
Subject: Re: Why should I say "Cheese"?
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Subject: Re: Why should I say "Cheese"?
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:48:19 -0500
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On 11/27/2017 03:10 AM, anonymous@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.
> 
> WHY?
> 
> 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.
> 
> 
> 
> Before you close this message:
> 
> *** SAY CHEESE ***
> 
> 

The word used is not important; you are looking for a smile expression. 
The word "cheese" forms the face and mouth into an appearance of a smile.

There are other words that work just as well. Try words with the long 
"ee" followed by a "Z": freeze, ease, wheeze, etc.



-- 
Ken Hart
kwhart1@frontier.com