RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sat Aug 22 21:08:54 UTC 2009

Ugh. That was supposed to say "picklers"--suggesting that "pickles" 'small
cucumbers' is derived from "picklers"--i.e., cukes of a size to make them
ready candidates for pickling.

Damned Blackberry spellcheck(er).

In a message dated 8/21/09 8:33:50 AM, ronbutters at AOL.COM writes:

> I wonder what DARE has to offer on this.
> I have seen small cukes advertised as "pickles" in many parts of the US;
> the usage that David notes could simply be a local or jargon clipping. Or
> David could just be mishearing.

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