Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 17:49:22 -0500
From: Gregory Roberts robertsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUSUN.ACC.GEORGETOWN.EDU
Subject: Re: helicopter seeds
On Fri, 10 Mar 1995, Anton Sherwood wrote:
Dave Britain writes:
When I was a boy in East Anglia, 'helicopter' was the name given to a
Where I grew up, sycamore seeds (or seed pods, rather) look nothing
like helicopters. That's a dialect difference and then some!
It is not that the seeds look like helicopters, it is that when they
fall, they spin like a helicopter blade.