As I was jazzing up some tuna with pickled jalapenos, pickled banana peppers, and pickles I thought, why are they just called pickles? We say pickled peppers, pickled zucchini, pickled asparagus, and so forth. Why don't we call pickles, pickled cucumbers? Were they the first vegetable to ever be pickled? Hmm.
Then my mind jumped to Franklin (the little kids cartoon) about a little turtle named Franklin. Why is it his name is Franklin but, his friends' names are Bear, Snail, Beaver and so on? Hmm.
Oh well, deep thoughts from a simple mind.