If you want to annoy a professional photographer, then mention the word 'snap'... 'any chance you could take a quick snap of that?' But if you really want upset them, then say 'I bet that camera takes really great photographs!'
Think about what you have just said - 'The camera takes photographs'. In reality, a camera is just a light tight box with some very clever electronics inside, but without a photographer to see and press the shutter at exactly the right moment in time, then it will stay on the shelf without doing anything except gather dust.
So the next time you think about uttering these dreadful words, consider the photographer at the side of a track as Lewis Hamilton speeds by at nearly 200mph. Using every ounce of talent and experience, the photographer carefully frames the car (having carefully set the camera to exactly the right settings) and then expertly tracks the speeding projectile until just the right moment, when they fire the shutter. The result a perfectly sharp and stunning photograph that is transmitted around the world for everyone to enjoy.
Do you still think cameras take pictures?