Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 21 19:18:25 UTC 2009

I just checked again to confirm my earlier comments about the Boston
area. At a local farm stand, the sign read "pickle cukes". At an
eclectic suburban supermarket "pickling cukes" were right next to
"Persian cukes". The big waxy one were just labeled "cukes" in both places.


David Metevia wrote:
> I don't think it is common, but I hear it often enough to have
> noticed, mostly with those who garden or sell vegetables.

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