Sweet or Dill Pickles? (Off the Grid)

OfftheGridPicSo, this professor went into a food store this past week.

Do you like dill or sweet pickles…or neither? That’s my question to you, I must admit.

See, while I was in the store, I picked up a jar of pickles and went to pay for them like any respectable thingy might do.

But now, the fellow at the register, said: “Sir…I just want to make sure…you know, right, that you are holding sweet pickles? I mean, you’re going to be buying sweet pickles!”

He said it as if he was shocked.

“I had no idea,” I said. “I picked up the first jar I saw. See, between me and you, they all taste the same anyway.”

“Uhh…” and he trailed off a bit. “You’re wrong. The sweet pickles…” And he paused here, ’cause he couldn’t find the word he was looking for. Or rather his tongue couldn’t.

“…Sweet pickles…”

I let him flounder for a bit, just because I’m a wicked professor, don’t you know.

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Sweet, waterlogged pickles.

© 2012 Cie Stroud

Dill pickles.

Then he found himself.

“Sweet pickles,” he said, “are worse for you. They’ve got…preservatives.”

“Do they? A wonder,” I said. “Now how much is this?”

The line was building, too, I should say.

“Sir,” he said, “I’m really suggesting that you get dill pickles right now.”

And that’s when the woman behind me said, “Could we move it along?”

I turned around. “We’re having a giant pickle discussion. Please hold on for a few.”

She huffed.

“No,” I said, “this professor will get these.”

“Sir, you will die in a few years if you continue to eat like this.”

And I got them.

And…this professor still hasn’t touched them.

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207 Responses to “Sweet or Dill Pickles? (Off the Grid)”


  1. 1 erinkenobi2893 October 2, 2015 at 03:12

    Dill pickles are good. But sometimes they taste too vinegar-y.

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke October 2, 2015 at 13:38

      They can be strong, for sure, the buggers.

      • 3 erinkenobi2893 October 2, 2015 at 13:41

        Indeed!

  2. 4 Ms. Vee September 10, 2015 at 15:40

    Yummy..dill is my favorite, but I don’t eat them often. Way to salty!

    • 5 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2015 at 12:32

      They are, aren’t they? Dadblame them.

      • 6 Ms. Vee September 11, 2015 at 12:39

        A few slices once in awhile is OK.

      • 7 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2015 at 12:43

        Right. Otherwise, your tongue might fall off!

      • 8 Ms. Vee September 11, 2015 at 14:07

        LOL! Yes and then you couldn’t taste anything. 😜

      • 9 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2015 at 20:06

        Except…the cherry sucker.

      • 10 Ms. Vee September 11, 2015 at 20:08

        Hmmmm. I have to think about that. Tap, tap..maybe so Professor. 🍭

      • 11 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2015 at 20:14

        Oh! You have a cherry sucker!

      • 12 Ms. Vee September 11, 2015 at 20:29

        Yes. I have many items! It’s a mystery what’s in side my tablet.😄

      • 13 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2015 at 23:29

        Your tablet… Give that here!

      • 14 Ms. Vee September 14, 2015 at 23:33

        Come and get it!

      • 15 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2015 at 23:44

        *lunges for it*

      • 16 Ms. Vee September 14, 2015 at 23:50

        You missed!

      • 17 Professor VJ Duke September 16, 2015 at 12:49

        You’re supposed to let me get it!

      • 18 Ms. Vee September 16, 2015 at 12:51

        That’s too easy. No way!

      • 19 Professor VJ Duke September 16, 2015 at 13:13

        But it’d be nice. And I deserve it!

      • 20 Ms. Vee September 16, 2015 at 13:24

        That’s to be seen!

      • 21 Professor VJ Duke September 17, 2015 at 12:54

        Rats and a Heifer to you, madam!

      • 22 Ms. Vee September 17, 2015 at 12:58

        🐮!

      • 23 Professor VJ Duke September 17, 2015 at 13:09

        It’s a moose!

      • 24 Ms. Vee September 17, 2015 at 13:10

        LOL!!! It’s a cow!

      • 25 Professor VJ Duke September 20, 2015 at 00:18

        That’s no cow! Look…it’s got horns!

      • 26 Ms. Vee September 20, 2015 at 00:22

        LOL! I should put on my reading glasses!

      • 27 Professor VJ Duke September 20, 2015 at 00:45

        Me too. I could be missing something.

      • 28 Ms. Vee September 20, 2015 at 00:45

        You didn’t miss the horns.

      • 29 Professor VJ Duke September 20, 2015 at 00:47

        Sweet. My eyes are good close up, I’m thinking.

      • 30 Ms. Vee September 20, 2015 at 00:49

        You are funny! LOL

      • 31 Professor VJ Duke September 23, 2015 at 19:11

        I’m an orc…they are rather funny creatures.

      • 32 Ms. Vee September 23, 2015 at 19:19

        They are very strange looking! 😳

      • 33 Professor VJ Duke September 24, 2015 at 12:26

        They smell nice, though.

      • 34 Ms. Vee September 24, 2015 at 12:28

        Then I want one. What do they eat?

      • 35 Professor VJ Duke September 25, 2015 at 13:02

        Human flesh, I fear.

      • 36 Ms. Vee September 25, 2015 at 13:05

        Do you think if I got body parts for it, it wouldn’t eat me

      • 37 Professor VJ Duke September 25, 2015 at 13:19

        Well, use your katana on it, to stop it.

      • 38 Ms. Vee September 25, 2015 at 13:21

        LOL! Good idea.

  3. 39 Heartafire August 13, 2015 at 00:29

    Though the fly subject is captivating I need to get my bid in on the pickle situation. I sometimes wonder if the preservatives in our pickles are pulling double duty by preserving our own innards when we eat them. I like Bread and Butter pickles.

    • 40 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2015 at 13:27

      Yes! That’s what I’m always thinking, too, Hollie. Genius of you, I say! Now, bread and butter better than dill? Sometimes, I think I do agree.

  4. 41 Souldiergirl August 11, 2015 at 09:27

    You’re awesome and you make me laugh, hooray! I like both but dill is my favorite:))

    • 42 Professor VJ Duke August 11, 2015 at 19:19

      *bows* Well, thanks muches! Always like dill better than sweet?

      • 43 Souldiergirl August 13, 2015 at 23:06

        Yes! Have you tried them yet?

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2015 at 13:42

        Yes, I have, I admit. I’m such a piggy, see.

  5. 45 bardictale August 10, 2015 at 16:35

    It sure is a pickle! If in doubt, go for the cucumber and pickle it yourself^~

    • 46 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:39

      Would that come out well, do you suppose?

      • 47 bardictale August 11, 2015 at 08:53

        Sure. I’ve made olives and they came out swell.
        My ma pickles lemons.

      • 48 Professor VJ Duke August 11, 2015 at 19:18

        Does she really? I’m impressed. What do pickled lemons taste like?

      • 49 bardictale August 12, 2015 at 07:40

        Salty with a strong lemon peel flavor, my ma reports.

      • 50 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2015 at 21:24

        Does she still make it?

      • 51 bardictale August 13, 2015 at 09:34

        Yup

      • 52 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2015 at 13:33

        I wonder why you chose Yup instead of Yep.

      • 53 bardictale August 15, 2015 at 22:07

        Pronunciation? I’m used to seeing it written that way.
        Do you choose ‘yep’? Why?

      • 54 Professor VJ Duke August 18, 2015 at 00:19

        I think e’s are nicer than u’s personally.

      • 55 bardictale August 18, 2015 at 09:15

        Indeed? This warrants a study. I shall return with results soon.

      • 56 Professor VJ Duke August 18, 2015 at 17:17

        I think you’ll find u’s are responsible for lots of murders.

      • 57 bardictale August 19, 2015 at 20:32

        True. But e’s are responsible for many different types of crimes. They are the masterminds, after all.

      • 58 Professor VJ Duke August 19, 2015 at 21:42

        Ohhhh, you might have a point, Bard.

      • 59 bardictale August 19, 2015 at 21:49

        A good tale must have a point, my dear sir!

      • 60 Professor VJ Duke August 21, 2015 at 00:14

        That’s true, I suppose…rats.

      • 61 bardictale August 22, 2015 at 21:48

        Cats!

      • 62 Professor VJ Duke August 24, 2015 at 19:46

        Not fair!

      • 63 bardictale August 25, 2015 at 17:06

        fair lady!

      • 64 Professor VJ Duke August 26, 2015 at 12:16

        I’m not a fair lady!

      • 65 bardictale August 26, 2015 at 17:31

        What is wrong with being a fair lady? Think of all the tea you get to drink!

      • 66 Professor VJ Duke August 26, 2015 at 21:02

        Because I’m a chap how can I be a lady?

      • 67 bardictale August 30, 2015 at 06:23

        That’s what serpents, fairies, mages and sorcerers are for

      • 68 Professor VJ Duke August 31, 2015 at 19:57

        Oh, they can’t do that!

      • 69 bardictale September 1, 2015 at 21:04

        No? So…magic isn’t real?

      • 70 Professor VJ Duke September 1, 2015 at 21:41

        Nah. Only professorish magic. Besides who would want to switch over to the other gender?

      • 71 bardictale September 1, 2015 at 21:43

        It would be an interesting experience, don’t you think?

      • 72 Professor VJ Duke September 1, 2015 at 21:44

        It sure would be. Finally understand women. But…do you think it’d be scary?

      • 73 bardictale September 1, 2015 at 21:46

        For a moment…but then it would be mostly fun

      • 74 Professor VJ Duke September 2, 2015 at 18:40

        Hmm…oh I don’t know! It’d be scary, Bard!

      • 75 bardictale September 3, 2015 at 05:18

        You are scared of moonlighting as a woman? You do know that there are over a couple million women in the world, right?

      • 76 Professor VJ Duke September 3, 2015 at 12:52

        There’s that many? Yes…I can’t be a woman, dadblameit!

      • 77 bardictale September 3, 2015 at 18:51

        You are surprised? Professor, have you been enchanted?

      • 78 Professor VJ Duke September 3, 2015 at 23:13

        I think I may have been, for sure. I’m out of it, huh?

      • 79 bardictale September 5, 2015 at 17:51

        It seems so. Have a cup of tea

      • 80 Professor VJ Duke September 7, 2015 at 15:33

        That might help. Thanks.

      • 81 bardictale September 8, 2015 at 14:19

        *bows*

  6. 82 fauquetmichel August 9, 2015 at 19:55

    preservative or conservative ? What a choice !

    • 83 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:33

      I wonder if preservatives keep the conservatives alive…?

  7. 84 L. Marie August 8, 2015 at 14:21

    I like dill pickles and sweet pickles. But I prefer the former over the latter. And FF is right. Dill pickles were unleashed as a weapon. An ineffective weapon for the most part. But a weapon nonetheless.

    • 85 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:19

      A weapon…you mean to fight the indians?

  8. 86 InfiniteZip August 8, 2015 at 12:01

    I love all pickles….I love pre-pickles too from the garden….and I had a cat named pickles….maybe I should name a unicorn pickles….between sweet and dill though, dill the bestest….I have some too…but haven’t eaten them yet…it’s been two years….I wonder if they would still be good?

    • 87 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:19

      Sure! I’m thinking pickles keep. Yes, definitely name Rosie’s brother Dill, I think that might work excellently. Though she might get mad.

      • 88 InfiniteZip August 10, 2015 at 08:34

        Why would she get mad? Because she can be a sour unicorn herself? Definitely not a sweet one, that girl.

      • 89 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:36

        You should feed her sweeter food. That might help.

      • 90 InfiniteZip August 11, 2015 at 13:02

        Chocolate and gummy bears might do the trick….it’s working for me as we speak….mmmmmm…..

      • 91 Professor VJ Duke August 11, 2015 at 19:22

        You know, I once had chocolate covered gummy bears?

      • 92 InfiniteZip August 11, 2015 at 19:35

        Were they good?

      • 93 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2015 at 21:16

        I loved them to many deaths!

      • 94 InfiniteZip August 13, 2015 at 08:37

        And many empty jars too I imagine. I wonder if they’d be good fried?

      • 95 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2015 at 13:32

        Isn’t everything? I think so!

  9. 96 Lady Dunamis August 8, 2015 at 02:49

    Pickles are kinda gross you know. Poor cucumbers…

    • 97 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:16

      They are? Now what an interest. Did you have a flee the first time you tried one? In the pickle, I mean.

      • 98 Lady Dunamis August 9, 2015 at 18:20

        Ha! No sir. I think pickles are very unattractive work of art

      • 99 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:25

        I bet…dogs don’t think so! Or cats! Or…or…snails!

  10. 100 dottiedaniels August 8, 2015 at 02:49

    In my family, sweet pickles are cut up for salads- potato salad, tuna, etc.. Dill pickles are for hot dogs with mustard and chopped onion- though many like sweet pickles for those as well. My grandmother is over 80 and would swear by them. If you’re worried about the health risks I say pickle your own. ;)

    • 101 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:15

      *laughs* See, I’d have to debate with myself which one to put on a hotdog…sweet or dill? Just both! I wonder if it’d work.

      • 102 dottiedaniels August 9, 2015 at 21:32

        Lol I’ve thought about adding a little of both too!

      • 103 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:36

        Yes, we must do it. We must try it out. Do you think it might work?

  11. 104 Opinionated Man August 8, 2015 at 01:13

    Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    Dill Pickles!!! Or Kimchi… :) -OM
    Note: Comments disabled here, please visit their blog.

    • 105 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:14

      Kimchi…I’ve no clue what that is…but it sounds cool! Thanks for the reblog, OM!

      • 106 Opinionated Man August 9, 2015 at 18:17

        It is Korean heaven! Lmao ;)

      • 107 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:25

        *laughs* Can’t I have just a bit more of a hint?

      • 108 Opinionated Man August 9, 2015 at 18:32

        It is our fermented veges that are spicy! :)

      • 109 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:29

        Ooo…you’re making me want some, the sudden, don’t you know.

      • 110 Opinionated Man August 10, 2015 at 20:31

        I miss it. My crohn’s doesn’t like spicy anymore. =\

      • 111 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:40

        Really? Now that’s an interest. I was just listening to these chaps on the radio saying how good spicy food is for you. I knew they were lying!

  12. 112 Angeline M August 8, 2015 at 01:12

    I prefer pickle relish myself. Everything is all minced up in there. And you know what’s in it? Cucumbers, vinegar and salt…and preservatives. AND last but not least….yellow 5. You can’t go wrong when something has yellow 5 in it. Return the sweet pickles at once and get pickle relish. You won’t be sorry.

    • 113 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:14

      Yellow 5…now this is an interest. Why the 5 do you suppose?

  13. 114 totallycaroline August 7, 2015 at 23:46

    Definitely dill pickles LOL, there is something so weird about sweet pickles. It has nothing to do with preservatives. They just make me cringe LOL.

    • 115 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:13

      Seriously? You don’t even like just the littlest sweet pickle slice? Just so tiny a snail wouldn’t mind it!

      • 116 totallycaroline August 9, 2015 at 18:16

        Well I could try lol but I don’t think so 😜

      • 117 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:24

        Well you must of course! I’m sure you’ll dig it a bit.

      • 118 totallycaroline August 9, 2015 at 18:25

        Only a bit

      • 119 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:27

        Smallest piece ever.

      • 120 totallycaroline August 9, 2015 at 18:47

        Ok then

      • 121 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:28

        And you’ll probably love it.

      • 122 totallycaroline August 10, 2015 at 22:00

        Hmmm… I don’t know, but u are very persuasive 😜

      • 123 Professor VJ Duke August 11, 2015 at 19:13

        Aren’t I? That’s my professorish tongue at work, see.

  14. 124 Simply Skeptical August 7, 2015 at 22:36

    You’re a wise professor since sweet pickles are full of sweetness & preservatives and dill pickles aren’t. It’s so important you eat good healthy food such as dill pickles. Eat away! Oh, a question: Do you like bumps on your pickles? I think they are full of nutrients. The more bumps the better.

    • 125 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:13

      *laughing* Bumps now? I never knew that.

  15. 126 walt walker August 7, 2015 at 21:15

    I like dull pickles, with a nice glass of pickle juice to wash ’em down.

    • 127 walt walker August 8, 2015 at 06:05

      dill. dill pickles.

      • 128 L. Marie August 8, 2015 at 14:20

        I like the image of dull pickles. :)

      • 129 walt walker August 8, 2015 at 15:11

        Yes, dull pickles are kind of interesting.

      • 130 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:16

        *laughs* I got ya.

    • 131 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:10

      *laughing* Pickle juice? You just must explain this to me, please.

      • 132 walt walker August 9, 2015 at 19:20

        What’s there to explain? Who doesn’t enjoy a refreshing glass of pickle juice after eating all the pickles?

      • 133 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:32

        Walt! You can’t. You don’t. You wouldn’t. Is this possible? Well, I’ve never tried it, I must admit.

      • 134 walt walker August 11, 2015 at 05:33

        You should try it. It’s like drinking a pickle. If you put it in a blender with the right amount of bread and meat and mayo, it might even be like drinking a sandwich. I’ve never tried that, I must admit. It might be gross. You try it first.

      • 135 Professor VJ Duke August 11, 2015 at 19:17

        *laughs* I shall not try that! Let’s test it on DH. In fact, it’d make a great story, if you’re game.

      • 136 walt walker August 12, 2015 at 05:39

        I’m game if you go first, if you’re game for going first. Only because I have no ideas on that one. I’m sure they would come were you to go first. You see.

      • 137 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2015 at 21:23

        You know, I was going to tell you to go first! But, okay. I shall draft something.

  16. 138 FictionFan August 7, 2015 at 16:48

    Personally, I think dill pickles are a form of chemical warfare America has released on an unsuspecting world! One innocently bites into a Big Mac expecting a delicious mouthful of grease and fat only to find an obnoxious piece of slimy greenery between one’s teeth. Pah! And gah! And tchah!

    • 139 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2015 at 20:41

      *laughing lots* You don’t like dill pickles?! And they’re on big macs? Goodness. Do you like sweet ones?

      • 140 FictionFan August 8, 2015 at 14:58

        To be honest, I’m not sure what sweet pickles are. Maybe they’re only American. I do like pickled onions though they are dreadfully anti-social – and I would kill for the last piece of pickled cauliflower…

      • 141 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:22

        Really? You mean you never had a sweet pickle in all your life? *laughs* Pickled onions…sound interring. I love pickled cauliflower and carrots!

      • 142 FictionFan August 10, 2015 at 15:59

        Not as far as I know, unless we call it something different. Don’t you have pickled onions? What do you eat with your fish’n’chips then?

      • 143 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:39

        I don’t think we do! Can you believe? Maybe somewhere. They’re definitely not popular. You know…I’m not sure I’ve ever had fish’n’chips. Now, I’ve had something like it maybe. But…I’m not sure that I have.

      • 144 FictionFan August 10, 2015 at 22:57

        It’s a fine old English tradition – deep-fried, battered fish’n’chips (fries), covered in lashings of salt’n’vinegar and eaten out of an old newspaper – with a pickled onion on the side… or two, if you’re brave! Ah, British cuisine! There’s nothing quite like it, you know, you know.. One day, when I feel you’re ready, I might tell you about sausage suppers….

      • 145 Professor VJ Duke August 11, 2015 at 19:14

        That actually sounds very good, don’t you know. When shall we get some?

        Now…you must tell me about sausage suppers!!!!!!

      • 146 FictionFan August 11, 2015 at 23:23

        We shall go to the beach at Troon and eat fresh-caught fish while breathing in the energizing ozone from the sea. And then we shall go to Nardini’s for the best ice-cream in Scotland…

        *laughs* Well, pay careful attention because this is a survival guide for if you’re ever wandering starving through the streets of Scotland. Find a chip-shop. If you’re only a bit starving ask for a ‘single sausage, pal’ but you have to pronounce it without the hard ‘g’ – sing-ul, not sin-gul. You will be presented with a large deep-fried battered pork sausage. But if you’re really hungry, you must ask ‘gei’s a sausage supper, eh, pal?’ and you will be given TWO deep-fried battered porks sausages… and chips!! Don’t forget ‘see’s a couple a pickles wi’ that will ye’ to make sure you get your onions! Now you’re nearly fluent, and won’t starve – I’m relieved!

      • 147 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2015 at 21:21

        Ozone from the sea?! Goodness. Maybe we should skip that. The ice cream place sounds tops. What’s after that?

        *laughing too much* Goodness. You know, I’m not sure I can tell the difference between the hard ‘g’ and not hard ‘g’. I’ve tried saying it both ways, and it sounds the same! The meal looks greatly good, for sure. But…I think I’d still starve.

      • 148 FictionFan August 13, 2015 at 00:19

        Ozone’s good for you! It makes you zingy! After that, we shall paddle barefoot in the water, searching for jellyfish…

        *laughs* Starving may indeed be the better option…!

      • 149 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2015 at 13:24

        Zingy! Now…what is zingy like? I think you are zingy the sudden! Barefoot and jellyfish? That scares me, don’t you know.

        Ohhhhhhhhh…so it’s not a good meal, after all!

      • 150 FictionFan August 14, 2015 at 19:44

        Ooh, I’d like to be zingy! Oh, the jellyfish aren’t dangerous – unless you stand on them… and let’s be honest, who likes being stood on?

        *laughs* Well, it’s not haute cuisine…

      • 151 Professor VJ Duke August 18, 2015 at 00:14

        Zingy! I bet you are zingy, whatever it means. That’s one way to look at it, I suppose. But still…well, they attack feet!

        Haute? What does that mean? FEF. You. Use. Words. I. Don’t. Know. On. Purpose.

      • 152 FictionFan August 18, 2015 at 15:54

        *laughs and laughs and laughs* I’m so sorry! It means posh food, gourmet grub! And it’s not nearly as bad as “nose tackle”…

      • 153 Professor VJ Duke August 18, 2015 at 17:26

        Aha! I see. Well, it’s all better now. But at least I explained what a nose tackle was!

  17. 154 Louis from VA August 7, 2015 at 16:18

    XD
    Bread and butter pickles. All the way.

    • 155 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2015 at 20:41

      Aha! Even over dill? Amazing.

      • 156 Louis from VA August 8, 2015 at 15:09

        Yep. :) I can only eat about half a dill pickle before I’ve had enough. I’ll gladly trade you my imaginary dill pickles for some imaginary bread and butter pickles.

      • 157 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:22

        It’s a trade in stone, my man!

  18. 158 Debbie August 7, 2015 at 15:21

    I never acquired a taste for sweet pickles. To me, they’re not sweet — not like chocolate-sweet, you know. Dill pickles, though, are a different story. They’re supposed to be sour, so they succeed. Slapped across a hamburger or tucked into potato salad, they’re the best. Probably neither is GOOD for you (though I imagine cucumbers in their natural state might be!) You’re not the kind of person I particularly enjoy lining up behind, dear Professor, heehee!

    • 159 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2015 at 20:40

      Lining up behind? But whoever not? *laughs* Yes, I see what you mean. A great dill pickle is worth about a millions dollars.

  19. 160 The Lite Rider August 7, 2015 at 13:24

    Yes, indeed PorterGirl! They are! They are just disguised with different flavoring …. or perhaps that would be different preservatives! Professor, when are you going to try one of the type you bought? I think you should have SS try them … wicked of me I know.

    • 161 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2015 at 20:39

      You agree with her? Goodness. *laughing lots* You’re right, I should! And then, if he dies…I’ll be fine! I shall try one immediately.

      • 162 The Lite Rider August 7, 2015 at 20:42

        Well, they *are* all gherkins. That’s a fact!

      • 163 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:06

        Are you serious? The professor is very puzzled at this. What is a gherkin?

  20. 164 PorterGirl August 7, 2015 at 13:11

    But… but… both those thingies are actually gherkins! I would have a go at eating them, they are super delicious.

    • 165 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2015 at 20:38

      *mouth drops* Gherkins! Is that an orc type?

      • 166 PorterGirl August 8, 2015 at 06:28

        *laughing* I think they are English pickles… or maybe the dill. What is the difference between the two?

      • 167 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:18

        Well…dill is…salty and sweet is sweet! Or something like that. Are the ger-things sweet?

      • 168 PorterGirl August 9, 2015 at 20:11

        I have just today had a discussion regarding this – I am thinking that the gherkins are dill. Now I want to try a sweet pickle, the sudden.

      • 169 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:35

        Aha! Well, you’d love sweet pickles. They’re sweet. Instead of salty. And they’re usually cut in medallions.

      • 170 PorterGirl August 11, 2015 at 04:19

        Wow. Now they sound even better. I shall hunt them down.

      • 171 Professor VJ Duke August 11, 2015 at 19:17

        Yes, let me know if you have them over there.

      • 172 PorterGirl August 11, 2015 at 19:44

        I have never come across them but hopefully I will track some down!

      • 173 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2015 at 21:17

        Snarf them out!

      • 174 PorterGirl August 13, 2015 at 04:14

        *laughing* Snarf! I like it.

      • 175 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2015 at 13:30

        Isn’t that something? I once heard a chap tell his daughter: “Snarf your food, Princess.” Made the biggest impression on me.

      • 176 PorterGirl August 14, 2015 at 13:41

        Wow! That is a fabulous phrase. I hope to many deaths that someone says that to me one day. See, not only do you get to be a princess, you get to be a greedy princess!

      • 177 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2015 at 13:44

        *laughing* Yes! They weren’t worried about manners at all. After all, manners are for when one is not hungry!

      • 178 PorterGirl August 14, 2015 at 13:46

        Quite right! One cannot be expected to remember manners when one has a growling tummy. Get snarfing!

      • 179 Professor VJ Duke August 18, 2015 at 00:09

        *laughs* I shall snarf whenever I’m hungry. Even at a wedding! They yell the loudest for manners there.

      • 180 PorterGirl August 18, 2015 at 04:16

        *laughing lots* and wear the Amazing Pants!

      • 181 Professor VJ Duke August 18, 2015 at 17:16

        Never!!

      • 182 PorterGirl August 18, 2015 at 17:42

        Good move. Vicious brutes.

      • 183 Professor VJ Duke August 19, 2015 at 21:27

        They are now Terry’s as well.

      • 184 PorterGirl August 20, 2015 at 04:10

        He treats them with the disdain they deserve.

      • 185 Professor VJ Duke August 21, 2015 at 00:23

        I hope he spits on them at least twice a day.

      • 186 PorterGirl August 21, 2015 at 07:21

        And he hides his dead things in them, too. They hate it.

      • 187 Professor VJ Duke August 21, 2015 at 16:57

        Haha! But they so deserve it, the buggers.

  21. 188 Jackie August 7, 2015 at 12:57

    Technically speaking all things have the potential to kill you. That said, both types of pickles contain preservatives and lots of other unpronouceble things listed on the label so I’m not sure the fellow at the register knows what he is talking about. Overall, I think it is better to eat a pickle then to be in one.

    • 189 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2015 at 20:38

      Jackie, that makes tons of sense to this professor. So, you would’ve bought the pickles anyway?

      • 190 Jackie August 8, 2015 at 11:56

        You bet I would have!

      • 191 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:19

        Well, then, I shall eat them to death.

      • 192 Jackie August 9, 2015 at 18:39

        Enjoy!

      • 193 Jackie August 9, 2015 at 20:06

        Eat them however you want they are your pickles!

      • 194 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:33

        Yes! You’re so good for me, Jackie.

      • 195 Jackie August 11, 2015 at 01:01

        I’m glad you feel that way, Professor!

      • 196 Professor VJ Duke August 11, 2015 at 19:15

        *bows and his hat stays on*

  22. 197 John W. Howell August 7, 2015 at 12:37

    Good point. I would let Arthur try them first which may solve two problems.

    • 198 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2015 at 20:37

      *laughing* True! If he dies, I’ll be happy as a trout.

      • 199 John W. Howell August 7, 2015 at 22:00

        A unfettered trout

      • 200 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:11

        *laughs* Does that mean he just got out of jail?

      • 201 John W. Howell August 9, 2015 at 19:01

        happy as a trout would imply he’s not sitting in a frying pan or on the end of a line.

      • 202 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:31

        Probably eating something on the bottom of the lake or something like that.

      • 203 John W. Howell August 10, 2015 at 20:42

        A nice fat fly. *gag*

      • 204 Professor VJ Duke August 11, 2015 at 19:11

        *gags too* How awful!

      • 205 John W. Howell August 11, 2015 at 19:30

        *Slap* he’s gone.

      • 206 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2015 at 21:15

        (Bet it was a she!)

      • 207 John W. Howell August 12, 2015 at 21:24

        I never think of a fly as a she. I wonder why?


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