fact: taste is subjective. You may or may not like pickles, and your personal preference is valid
fact: pickles have a strong flavor and it is detectable even in minute qualities
fact: pickles imply pickle juice, which soaks into all of the food.
therefore: if you don't like pickles, any food which has ever been in contact with pickles is ruined for you
Therefore pickles objectively suck
@syntacticsugarglider I can take lettuce off of a sandwich. I can't take pickles off of a sandwich.
@sir that's an interesting argument, I like it. However, if I enjoy pickles (which I do), wouldn't the viral nature of pickle flavor presumably be a beneficial characteristic? I guess you're making a general statement that any food which provides insufficient choice over a subjective matter to all individuals is a problem but that's true of countless foods, many of which you probably enjoy. The impetus is on you to ensure your food is initially pickle-free.
@syntacticsugarglider the point is that this is a negative characteristic almost unique to pickles. From your perspective, pickles are great, but from the average perspective (as in the literal "average" person, the mean of human experience), pickles are worse than other foods.
@sir any food of especially strong flavor with associated liquid byproducts (or of initially liquid/semisolid nature) will suffer the same problem
the first thing that comes to mind is literally any sauce/dressing (i particularly despise mayonnaise as a ruiner of sandwiches) and anything spicy (which I tend to enjoy)
sure, pickles are a rare primarily solid foodstuff that is a general flavor contaminant but I see no reason why that aspect of them should be important, solidity seems orthogonal
@sir GPL is the pickles of software licensing?
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