After deciding to make corn cob jelly, I watched some videos of people who had different ways to Cut corn off the cob. This guy has got it down! I could never handle this method, but maybe I could find someone who could lend muscles.
This method for shucking corn is really easy. Exbf always shucked corn for me no matter how many I had. Of course, I usually had no more than two dozen ears.
As I watched videos, I was struck by the terms people used. It was almost as they had never seen corn before. I really don't think these terms are regionalisms.
Shucking corn was called "peeling corn." Yes, we peel the husks back, but we don't say we are going to "peel corn."
Kernels were "corn seeds." I know that is technically true, but she did not use "kernels" like everyone else did.
Corn silk was called "the little hairs on the corn seeds."
How do you shuck your corn? Have you ever used these terms rather than "shuck," "kernels," and "silk"?