Thursday, October 04, 2012

Why Do We Say “Cheese” When Having Our Photo Taken?

We’re not sure when or where a photographer first asked his subjects to state the name of the delicious dairy product, but we do know that when you say “cheese,” the corners of your mouth turn up, your cheeks lift and your teeth show. It looks like a smile, and since smiling is what we do in pictures, the instruction seems pretty practical.

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