Yes, I enjoyed that running gag quite a bit actually.
Originally Posted by Avistew
Ooh, that reminds me of a debate between my husband and his roommate about whether "pickle" meant a pickled cucumber, or a pickled anything. My husband would insist that he could call "a pickle" anything that was pickled, while his roommate insisted that "a pickle" only meant the cucumber one.
They would go on and on about it every time the subject came back. The could never convince each other.
I say, just eat them!
'A Pickle' means a pickled cucumber, specifically.
If it's anything else, it will have a different name, most likely beginning with the word 'pickled.' [i.e. Pickled eggs, pickled lettuce ect.] is saurkraut pickled? I'm not sure, but if it is you wouldn't call it a pickle would you?
Your husband is confused.