Language

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OP Thupten Regular Member • Posts: 153
Re: Language

D Cox wrote:

Chris R-UK wrote:

I think that the word shoot in connection with photography has been in use for many years in the U.K. Certainly long before YouTube.

Yes, definitely.

A snap shot with a rifle or pistol is one taken quickly, without careful aiming. It would be a likely technique when hunting rabbits for the pot. The analogy with hand-held small cameras is obvious.

Don

Sure, the analogy is obvious. But I never heard "I shoot people" and "I shoot Nikon" in the UK until the YouTube era, as far as I recall.

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