Started Sep 24, 2022 | Discussions thread
OP Thupten Regular Member • Posts: 154
Re: Language

alfn wrote:

Thupten wrote:

Hi, just wondering if my perception is correct – nobody in the UK used to "shoot" photos or "shoot" a particular brand (let alone "shoot people" in street photography) before YouTube Americanized us, right? As a Brit who has lived for years in the US, I still try to resist "shooting", and it's definitely "Nikkon" (in Japanese, and in British English) not "Nigh-kon". When Americans say "shoot" and "Nigh-kon", that's fine, but now YouTube seems to be full of British people who are out "shooting".

Just curious. Maybe the British pros have been "shooting" for a long time...??

I think you will find that people in the UK have been taking snapshots and generally shooting people and places far longer than you might suppose. I certainly have - and I am ancient.

Snapshots, absolutely. Shooting people and shooting cameras? Seems new to me.

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