Yesterday was mostly a sit-on-the-couch-and-watch-the-Indiana-Jones-marathon kind of day, but I did go for a walk on the beach later in the day. After that, I went to the grocery store.
I was craving pickles, so I went to the pickle aisle. I got bread and butter pickles, but I did look at the sweet pickles for a while. I have always been puzzled by the fact that some pickle jars say “gherkins”, and some just say “pickles”. I decided right there in the pickle aisle, that I would google it and read about it.
As it turns out, gherkins are a kind of cucumber. So gherkin sweet pickles are made from gherkin cucumbers. Other pickles are made from cucumbers of another variety. Mystery solved.