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    Question A Pickle Upsets A Pickle!

    This clip is aired on one of the food channels as a break before and after commercials:
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    It says:
    "Nothing upsets a pickle rather more than a dull saggy pickle"

    I know a pickle could be a type of food, and it could mean an unfavourable situation.
    But I'm still neither getting the meaning of the clip, not the relation between what is said and why the old lady got angry when she ate the pickle.

    The clip concludes:
    " If you were the best-tasting pickle, wouldn't you be proud"


    Can anyone explain please.

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    Default Re: A Pickle Upsets A Pickle!

    A good dill pickle (a pickled cumcumber) should be firm and crisp. The lady in the commercial is a "pickle lover" (an aficionado of pickles) and was disappointed when she bit into the pickle and it was soggy and flavorless. She expressed her displeasure by destroying the room. The end line, "If you were a pickle, wouldn't you want to be....") is just a joke. It's asking if you wouldn't want to be the best available. It's the same as asking, "If you were a car, wouldn't you want to be a Rolls Royce?"



    (Here's how a nice crispy pickle should look. )

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    Default Re: A Pickle Upsets A Pickle!

    That's informative, thanks Ouisch. :)

    But I'm still not sure what the first line means:
    "nothing upsets a pickle more than a dull pickle"

    Shouldn't that be:
    "nothing upsets a pickle lover more than a dull pickle".

    Or does the day love picles to the point that she became a pickle herself

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    Default Re: A Pickle Upsets A Pickle!

    I listened to it with my headphones this time, and it does say "nothing upsets a pickle lover more..." at the beginning.

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    Default Re: A Pickle Upsets A Pickle!

    Oh, I should use headphones too. I hear it "nothing upsets a pickle rather more ..."

    Thanks :)

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