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

JohnSil wrote:

Overrank wrote:

JohnSil 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...??

Well, as I learned when I was in England, "the US and Britten are two countries divided by a common language", That kinda explains it ALL!!!

Attributed (possibly incorrectly) to George Bernard Shaw

Yeah, don’t know who coined it. I heard it from the guides while taking a tour of the Tower of London. Might have been a Beefeater. Do Beefeaters give tours?


I heard it during the 1980s from a USAAF veteran who had been based in England during WWII.

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