Winter QoTD #11

People used to say the name of this food item, in an attempt to capture the ideal facial expression while taking a photo. A post even said that this helped keep the mouth “prim”. Belonging to the rose family, they’re used in both desserts and main dishes, can be made into juice or alcohol, eaten raw, or incorporated while baking. 

What is this food item that used to be the go-to word while capturing photographs, before people started saying Jerry’s favourite food?

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14 thoughts on “Winter QoTD #11

  1. You’re correct, the answer is prunes!

    You’ve likely been saying “cheese” for the camera since you were a kid. However, in the early 19th century, people attempted to capture the ideal expression by saying “prunes.” Apparently, the cue helped keep subjects’ mouths “prim,” according to the Washington Post.

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