rocks and stones

Benjamin Barrett bjb5 at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Fri Nov 21 06:58:39 UTC 2003

I always thought the size difference was American versus British. I grew up
near Seattle saying skip rocks. Although there is a complex usage, in
general, stones are larger than rocks for me.

Benjamin Barrett

>-----Original Message-----
>From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]
>On Behalf Of Duane Campbell

>Here in NE Pennsylvania...

>Rocks here are generally larger than
>stones. No one here would try to skip a rock.

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