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.

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@FrazzledBrynn That one is really interesting bc in the USA gherkins are a specific type of small sweet pickle distinct from all other pickles

@glitter Huh, yeah, I think in the UK every pickle cucumber is just called a gherkin


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 "Pepinillo" in Spanish but you probably knew that already!

@glitter gherkins. Though the word "pickles" is occasionally used with seemingly some distinction drawn.

This is in New Zealand.

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