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15 Oct 2015, 15:34

Question in the title. Google searches yielded no connection between "Gurkha" and cucumber. A lot of his pronunciations have nagged at me for a while, but I at least understand where he's coming from ("courairers de bois" lol). But what in the actual fuck does he mean by "cucumbers"?
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15 Oct 2015, 15:38

Their e-penes are shaped like cucumbers? (A guess)
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15 Oct 2015, 15:51

lesllamas wrote:Question in the title. Google searches yielded no connection between "Gurkha" and cucumber. A lot of his pronunciations have nagged at me for a while, but I at least understand where he''s coming from ("courairers de bois" lol). But what in the actual fuck does he mean by "cucumbers"?
Gurkha apparently sounds like the word "cucumber" in some non-English languages. It kinda does in mine as well, Ogurkha would sound exactly the same.
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15 Oct 2015, 15:55

The German word for cucumber is "Gurke" and because Gurkha is pronounced similar in english to the German "Gurke" he calls them cucumber...

Please note that this is just a guess and that I always wanted to know as well :D
But I'm German, so that's my guess :)
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15 Oct 2015, 16:40

It probably has more to do with Norwegian.
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15 Oct 2015, 16:48

Interjection is studying linguistics (I think) at college. He noticed that Gurkha sounds like the word for cucumber in many languages so decided to call them that. . .
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15 Oct 2015, 16:59

Augurk.
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15 Oct 2015, 17:02

zoom wrote:It probably has more to do with Norwegian.
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15 Oct 2015, 17:06

Gurka is the swedish word for cucumber. Possible same or similiar in norway im clueless there ')
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15 Oct 2015, 17:22

In the US you can buy gherkin pickles, which are made of cucumbers. Pickle is derived from the Dutch pekel, meaning "brine." Gherkin is from the Greek, angourion, meaning "cucumber." Therefore, gherkin pickles are literally pickled cucumbers. Gurkha, on the other hand comes down from the Sanscrit gauh "cow" + raksati "he protects."
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15 Oct 2015, 17:51

metis wrote:In the US you can buy gherkin pickles, which are made of cucumbers. Pickle is derived from the Dutch pekel, meaning "brine." Gherkin is from the Greek, angourion, meaning "cucumber." Therefore, gherkin pickles are literally pickled cucumbers. Gurkha, on the other hand comes down from the Sanscrit gauh "cow" + raksati "he protects."

aren''t normal pickles just pickled cucumbers anyway?
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15 Oct 2015, 17:55

metis wrote:In the US you can buy gherkin pickles, which are made of cucumbers. Pickle is derived from the Dutch pekel, meaning "brine." Gherkin is from the Greek, angourion, meaning "cucumber." Therefore, gherkin pickles are literally pickled cucumbers. Gurkha, on the other hand comes down from the Sanscrit gauh "cow" + raksati "he protects."
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15 Oct 2015, 18:04

gibson wrote:
metis wrote:
arent normal pickles just pickled cucumbers anyway?
Depends on where you are from. My grandma used to pickle a lot of okra so at her house "pass the pickles" might get you a jar of okra.
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15 Oct 2015, 19:15

cramper wrote:Gurka is the swedish word for cucumber. Possible same or similiar in norway im clueless there ')
This. He was told that in the comment section of some of his videos and uses it since now.
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18 Oct 2015, 01:20

lesllamas wrote:Question in the title. Google searches yielded no connection between "Gurkha" and cucumber. A lot of his pronunciations have nagged at me for a while, but I at least understand where he''s coming from ("courairers de bois" lol). But what in the actual fuck does he mean by "cucumbers"?
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