Photographers speak in tongues

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Photographers speak in tongues
In reply to meland, Mar 28, 2013

meland wrote:

Rapid evolution since the advent of digital has resulted in photographers that can no longer speak proper.

Words such as Panny, Siggy, Oly and Cannikon have sneaked (snuck?) into the vocabulary.  Strangely Sony does not seem to have been subjected to this treatment.  Perhaps the shortening to "Get a Son" doesn't really work.

Nauseating phrases like 'Nifty fifty' and 'Holy trinity' seem to have taken over otherwise normal people's brains.

'Lens' has become 'lense', or perhaps that's just from watching too much Miss Piggy. "Pretentious? Moi?"

Cameras have become 'cams'.  Lenses - 'glass'.  And yes, yes I know that's what they're made of.  As do most people but they don't refer to sensors as 'silicon' do they?  But give them time they might.  And they might even change that to 'silly'.

Please pass me the sick bucket.

If I hear people talking like that in real life, I walk away mid sentence. It's the same when people say, actually SAY, "lol" - walk away.

But, here, it's a shorthand method of saving typing.

I admit to doing it sometimes - it's easier to type "cam" than to type "camera" and have to go back and change it because I actually typed "camnera" with fat fingers and silly tiny laptop keys.

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