the Buzz for August 5th, 2008


“In Russian, we don’t call dill pickles ‘dill pickles,’ we call them ‘salted cucumbers.'”

A, further explaining the semantic quirks of his native tongue. (How this came up: A was telling me about his dinner, which included a baked potato graced with dill, and I asked if dill is used in dill pickles. I have no idea why the quotation is funny, but it just struck me as absolutely hilarious.)