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    Quote Originally Posted by snapguy View Post
    Language has two functions -- to communicate, and to keep other from understanding what you are saying. Hence the development of High, Middle and Low English and German.
    High-, Middle- and Low-German are regional varieties of german language.

    "High-German" is also differently, and more frequently, used as designation for a nationwide generally accepted form of German.

    In neither case I see an attempt to veil anything. Though there are german languages made up with just that in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapguy View Post
    Mankind has always separated themselves in tribes and sub-tribes and photographers are no different. One type of photog will use terms as a shorthand "in" way of speaking. Language has two functions -- to communicate, and to keep other from understanding what you are saying. Hence the development of High, Middle and Low English and German.
    When big time photojournalists of a certain era (the 1960s and 1970s) wanted to compliment another photojournalist they would say "he's a shooter." Maybe they still do. And it is a free country so I don't think it's something to get all riled up about.
    Yes, the terms you use are annoying but the ones I use are cool.
    "Bokeh" really does mean "off in the head" in Japanese. But like everything else, the term has several meanings. When an Eskimo (Inuit) uses the term "cool" he means something different than when a Harlem musician says "cool." It's okay.

    "Concise, accurate, and unambiguous" would pretty effectively exclude jargon of any sort. As for that 'b' word I have nothing to say, I like my out of focus areas to be out of focus. If the photograph is so weak that the only feature worth consideration is the lense's rendition of mush...
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapguy View Post
    Language has two functions -- to communicate, and to keep other from understanding what you are saying. Hence the development of High, Middle and Low English and German.
    To make English unintelligible to the English, add a Scottish, Geordie or American accent!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    To make English unintelligible to the English, add a Scottish, Geordie or American accent!

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    Sometimes I wonder what other people here sound like, what their accents are, and how a face-to-face conversation with them would be. I grew up in Sweden, and when we learned English in school we early on had to choose whether we were going to use British English or American English. I chose British English since it seemed more applicable, and I spoke that way well into my 20s. At age 26 I began speaking to more Americans, and just drifted into an American accent, which is easier to do while being a Minnesota resident.
    If I could do it all over again, I'd like to have a Scottish accent. A mild one... It's music to my ears.
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    Some friends of my youngest son who are from Newcastle who have very strong regional accents, who I admit have some trouble understanding most of the time are a rock band who recently were touring the U.S. and they had great difficulty making themselves understood, and had to write things down to do so, they said they felt like Martians
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    To make English unintelligible to the English, add a Scottish, Geordie or American accent!


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    Actually in the last 15 years or so Scottish and Irish have become the most desirable accents for the English TV, film, media, ads etc. I think this all started with Ewan McGregor and trainspotting.

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    I dislike the word "Bromoil."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixcinater View Post
    I dislike the word "Bromoil."
    What do you suggest as an alternative word to describe this technique?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    What do you suggest as an alternative word to describe this technique?

    After much deep though...sismoil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    Sometimes I wonder what other people here sound like
    All of us here in England sound jut like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    we early on had to choose whether we were going to use British English or American English. I chose British English
    A good choice!


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