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    What is the name for enthusiasts of hardly fermented cucumber?

    Hello,

    Poland (and many other countries, especially to the east of our country) is famous for making tasty sour and salty cucumbers. I don't know the proper name for such cucumbers in English. All I know is that one makes them by putting them into a washed jar together with cloves of garlic, dill, horseradish and other ingredients. Some boiling hot water is poured into the jar and a cap is placed on top and screwed tight. Please don't mistake such cucumbers for gherkins or cucumbers pickled in vinegar. They have nothing to do with them. Some enthusiasts of salty and sour cucumbers cannot wait for them to become sour. They can hardly make it through the night. They get impatient to sink their teeth in their beloved cucumbers.

    What is the name for enthusiasts of hardly fermented cucumbers. Fermentation in this case means becoming sour and salty.
    Last edited by JACEK1; 14-Jul-2019 at 21:58.

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    Re: What is the name for enthusiasts of hardly fermented cucumber?

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    What is the name for enthusiasts of hardly fermented cucumbers.
    Is this a serious question?

    Fermentation means becoming sour and salty.
    No, it doesn't.

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    #3

    Re: What is the name for enthusiasts of hardly fermented cucumber?

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    What is the name for enthusiasts of hardly fermented cucumbers.
    That's not well written. Would you care to clarify it? Make sure to pay good attention to punctuation.

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    #4

    Re: What is the name for enthusiasts of hardly fermented cucumber?

    Perhaps you will find your answer here.

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    #5

    Re: What is the name for enthusiasts of hardly fermented cucumber?

    Completely serious.

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    #6

    Re: What is the name for enthusiasts of hardly fermented cucumber?

    In my opinion, they should not be called "pickles". The name refers to gherkins.

    Sorry for a hasty reply. Pickles refer to salty cucumbers. I was wrong.

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    Re: What is the name for enthusiasts of hardly fermented cucumber?

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Completely serious.
    I'm surprised that it occurred to you that there would be a word so specific, especially as this type of cucumber is not really a big thing (as far as I'm aware) outside of your cultural group, and as this is not even the way (not fully fermented) that they are intended to be eaten!

    I take it there's a Polish word then?

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Pickles refer to salty cucumbers. I was wrong.
    Not to me. To me, 'pickles' are things that have been pickled in vinegar. I think pickles in the context of cucumbers is the American word for gherkins, i.e. pickled cucumbers.
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    #8

    Re: What is the name for enthusiasts of hardly fermented cucumber?

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    In my opinion, they should not be called "pickles". The name refers to gherkins.

    Sorry for a hasty reply. Pickles refer to salty cucumbers. I was wrong.
    In American English, "gherkins" are small, often sweet, pickled cucumbers. If the things you're describing are kept long enough to undergo some degree of biological fermentation, they're pickles. If not, they could be called cucumber salad.
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