"Cheese!"

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by TruthSeeker, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    What the hell does "cheese" have to do with pictures!?!?

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    Also, in brasil, when we ake pictures we say "look at the bird!". What the hell does the bird have to do with the picture? :shrug:

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  3. draqon Banned Banned

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    my guess its like a "blue poodle" phenomenon

    when you think of something and than someone tells you "blue poodle"...you are like what in the world is blue poodle so you start imaginging it and start smiling about it.

    But actually...I think the reason people ask to say "say cheese" is because when the word cheese is said the muscles used to say the word match the movement of when one smiles
     
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  5. TruthSeeker Fancy Virtual Reality Monkey Valued Senior Member

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    Good point. The word "bird" in Brasil is "passarinho", which doesn' really help the muscles. So hat is still quite a mystery... :shrug:
     
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  7. Pete It's not rocket surgery Moderator

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    Yes, "Cheese" is about showing teeth in a fake smile.
    I find that asking the subject to say something absurd works better, because you get genuine laughter and smiles instead.

    "Say Butterflies on motorbikes!"
     
  8. draqon Banned Banned

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    exactly so you agree with my "blue poodle" phenomenon...righ? :bugeye:
     
  9. Pete It's not rocket surgery Moderator

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    Right.
     
  10. draqon Banned Banned

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    if only mice could say cheese, they would actually get it
     

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