if you're not from the USA, please tell me if there's a specific name for cucumber pickles where you're from.
in the USA, all pickles can be safely assumed to be cucumber pickles. anything not a cucumber pickle will be referred to as pickled __ (eggs, feet, etc) but i know thats US specific.
@FrazzledBrynn That one is really interesting bc in the USA gherkins are a specific type of small sweet pickle distinct from all other pickles
NZ and someone who doesn't eat pickles; we call them pickles or gherkins, but i saw another reply say that gherkin can be a specific type so maybe other people make that distinction and i never noticed
@certifiedperson that was me, and yeah. i did some preliminary research before asking and saw that gherkin and pickle are both used in Australia and NZ but i didnt see any specific reason or logic beyond preference or regional quirks
@glitter in brazil it is the same. "pickles" means pickled cucumber. everything else is "pickles de..." which is "pickles (made) of..."
@glitter gherkins. Though the word "pickles" is occasionally used with seemingly some distinction drawn.
This is in New Zealand.
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