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February 2018 Retro Gaming Article


February 8, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

The next Splatfest has players in a pickle. Despite having the Internet, people can't define “gherkin”

Splatfest: Gherk-in or Gherk-out
In the US, we call them pickles, but in other parts of the world... it's a gherkin. Enjoy Nintendo's pun.
In the information age, It's shocking to see the large number of people perplexed by the word "gherkin". I was 90% certain they were what I've always called a pickle, but I looked it up. Yes, I used the power of the internet to figure out exactly what a gherkin is. It's a pickle. Technically, it's a cucumber that's been pickled in a brine, vinegar, or other solution and left to ferment.

The real tragedy is many of us found out about the Splatfest online... via a net connected device that would also supply the definition of gherkin. Predictably, folks are randomly asking across social media rather than just doing a minute's worth of googley research. No wonder fake news is so prevalent. People who can't be bothered to look up a word are the kind of people you can easily fill full of random lies.

Splatfest: Gherk-in or Gherk-out

We're On Team Gherk-In - Here's Why

I'm hearing a lot of chatter leaning toward Team Gherk-Out which is a shame. Pickles are delicious, but when it comes to putting them on a nice juicy hamburger, too many of us are accustomed to the crap served at fast food restaurants. "Those pickles" are crap! Real pickles are great, but cost-cutting measures don't allow for any real meat, so we can't be surrised by cut-rate pickles (or gherkins).

Go buy yourself a jar of real pickles... I'll bet you love 'em.

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