Why does he use the word "husking"? I thought "husk" would be just fine.
"husking" is the continuous form of the verb "husk". Just like we can say "run" and "running" depending on the tense of the sentence, we say "husk" and "husking". Ex: We need to get up early to husk the corn. Ex: I have been husking corn all morning. Ex: Can you help me husk this coconut? Ex: Are you done husking the coconut? "Husking" can also be used with "like" to show that something is similar to something else. In this case saying that the method of "husking" a coconut and corn are similar. Ex: It's like cutting a cake. Ex: It's like talking to your friends.