rocks and stones

Anne Gilbert kebara at COMCAST.NET
Sat Nov 22 00:48:33 UTC 2003


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

That's the usual usage for me, too, but I know there is what you call
"complex" usage here.  For example, "rock art" refers to things like the
famous prehistoric cave paintings, which "rocks" are larger than the average
"stone". At least that's what I would guess.
Anne G

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