Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
The cucumber is a long green vegetable which your mother forced you to eat.
Cucumbers can measure up to 60 cm in length and 10 cm in diameter. That’s a lot of cucumber!
Cucumbers in the News:
Selected European cucumbers have been accused of carrying the E-coli bacteria.
As its name suggests, the E-coli virus is spread by E-mail.
Most of the recent vegetable attacks have been traced to Germany… another reason not to go there.
Cucumbers in Action (CIA):
Scientists claim that eating 16 cucumbers per day prevents hunger.
The expression ‘cool as a cucumber’ means to be calm and collected… you know, just like a cucumber.
5 Excellent Uses for Cucumbers:
- Conduct a vegetable symphony
- Shout ‘J’accuse’ at people on the bus
- Paint one yellow and throw it to a monkey
- Put one in a cocktail for a giant
- Halloween Costumes