What would you call the rocks in the above photo? Rocks? Stones? Pebbles?
over the past 25 years, my husband and I have had many, many arguments. He is from the North and I am from the South (USA). that means we call things bydifferent names. One of the on-going arguments is what is a stone and what is a rock?When I step on a small rock, I yelp, he says, What? I say I stepped on a rock. He says, that is not a rock, it is a stone.
I say there are little rocks and middlesized rocks and big rocks and if it is as big as a car or house, it is a boulder. He says small rocks are stones and sometimes pebbles, and and the bigger ones are rocks, like in a rock quarry.
Stone- a naturally occurring aggregate of minerals
Rock-naturally occurring solid aggregte of minerals
Pebble-generally considered to be larger than granules and smaller than cobbles.
a mineral matter of variable composition, consolidated or unconsolidated, assembled in masses or quantities.
Since none of this made sense to me I resorted to Google.com
a large mass of stone forming a hill or cliff
stone in mass, buildings that stand on stone
a rock is a stone of any size, a small piece of rock is a pebble (UK thoughts)
Comment from a site, just a portion of it:
An engineer once corrected a friend when he said he liked rock houses. He said it is a stone house. While the rock is sitting undisturbed on the ground, it is a rock, once you pick it up, it is a stone
I am waiting for comments from all of you, rock or stone?
this is neither Rock nor Stone nor Pebble, but shell cave. I found it in my rocks and stone folder and since I like it, here it is. let me know what you think a rock or stone of pebble is.
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