Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 17:49:22 -0500 From: Gregory Roberts 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 > > sycamore seed... > > 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. -Greg Roberts