One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Avocados are called ‘poor man's butter ‘in the tropics because of their texture and plentifulness there.’’
- ‘In populous countries, the desire to own land is not easily gratified, because the land is scarce and dear: the plentifulness and cheapness of land in thinly-peopled countries enables almost everybody who wishes it to become a landowner.’
- ‘What is usually called plentifulness of money and scarcity of money is really plentifulness of capital and scarcity of capital.’
- ‘‘This is a disease of plentifulness,’ said surgeon Paul Selinkoff.’
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