Question

How did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?

If the peppers are pickled, haven't they already been picked, placed in a jar and brined?

Whats a "peck" for that matter? What unit of measurement is that? Metric?

Answers

Perhaps the peppers were placed in a larger container for pickling purposes.

Perchance by a purveyor of pickled produce from whom Peter pinched them.

A peck is a unit of measurement of volume equivalent to 8 quarts or 2 imperial gallons, so he must have brought a fairly large container to put them in.

Also, spare a thought for Peter's poor girlfriend.. After eating 2 gallons of pickled peppers Peter's pimply posterior was probably particularly pungent.

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the world may never know

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Peter Piper picked these with his pecky pinking pingers.

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Hmm... I think maybe that a peck is four and maybe where he lives it rains pickled pepper juice?

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Whats a "peck" for that matter? What unit of measurement is that? Metric?

Peter Piper is a human/bird hybrid.

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peck

–noun

1. a dry measure of 8 quarts; the fourth part of a bushel, equal to 537.6 cubic inches (8.81 liters).

2. a container for measuring this quantity. Abbreviation: pk, pk.

3. a considerable quantity: a peck of trouble.

Origin:

1250–1300; Middle English pek < Old French < ?

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