Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 00:27:45 -0800

From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM

Subject: helicopter seeds

Dave Britain writes:

When I was a boy in East Anglia, 'helicopter' was the name given to a

sycamore seed...

Where I grew up, sycamore seeds (or seed pods, rather) look nothing

like helicopters. That's a dialect difference and then some!