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A rock, or a stone?

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6/25/2010 10:11:18 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Me and my friends recently had a debate on this. Which, to you, would be classified as larger, a rock or a stone.

For me, it's a rock. Given the saying "between a rock and a hard place", as well as the fact getting hit with a rock sounds a helluva lot worse than begin hit with a stone, I vote rock.
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6/25/2010 10:22:49 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/25/2010 10:11:18 AM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
Me and my friends recently had a debate on this. Which, to you, would be classified as larger, a rock or a stone.

For me, it's a rock. Given the saying "between a rock and a hard place", as well as the fact getting hit with a rock sounds a helluva lot worse than begin hit with a stone, I vote rock.

I feel like the difference between "stone" and "rock" is much the same as the difference between "dirt" and "earth".
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6/25/2010 10:24:50 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I'm purdy sure a stone is a part or fragment of a rock, so yeah, I'd say a rock is larger. [1]

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6/25/2010 10:31:11 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
In British English a stone is smaller than a rock which is, in turn, smaller than a boulder.

In American English they sometimes call 'stones' 'rocks' as in: "Mommy, mommy, the boy next door has been throwing rocks at me again."
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6/25/2010 10:50:17 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I vote rock, but I think it's just because of the way the word sounds. The word 'rock' just sounds more threatening than 'stone'. That's just how the English language is. Like comparing the words 'f*ck' and 'damn'.
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6/25/2010 11:07:38 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/25/2010 10:50:17 AM, MikeLoviN wrote:
I vote rock, but I think it's just because of the way the word sounds. The word 'rock' just sounds more threatening than 'stone'. That's just how the English language is. Like comparing the words 'f*ck' and 'damn'.

I disagree. Since I have read many Bible passages that discuss stoning as the process of killing someone for sin, the word "stone" freaks me out ;)
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6/25/2010 12:19:06 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
stones = smooth

rocks = rough
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6/25/2010 12:21:40 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/25/2010 12:19:06 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
boners = smooth

c*cks = rough

Sorry.......I just.........had to.
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6/25/2010 12:24:46 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/25/2010 12:21:40 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:19:06 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
boners = smooth

c*cks = rough

Sorry.......I just.........had to.

But the former is just a subset of the later, so... *brain explodes*
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6/25/2010 12:28:40 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/25/2010 12:24:46 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:21:40 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:19:06 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
boners = smooth

c*cks = rough

Sorry.......I just.........had to.

But the former is just a subset of the later, so... *brain explodes*

They're both synonyms
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6/25/2010 12:30:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/25/2010 12:28:40 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:24:46 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:21:40 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:19:06 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
boners = smooth

c*cks = rough

Sorry.......I just.........had to.

But the former is just a subset of the later, so... *brain explodes*

They're both synonyms

Actually, sorry, they're not. But, a boner is a c*ck but a c*ck is not a boner, but it changes shape.
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6/25/2010 1:57:01 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
With the word associations I have, a stone has a standardized size so that it can be held/thrown with one hand, whilst a rock can be anywhere between one thousandth of and one thousand times that size.
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6/25/2010 5:06:32 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/25/2010 12:30:47 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:28:40 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:24:46 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:21:40 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:19:06 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
boners = smooth

c*cks = rough

Sorry.......I just.........had to.

But the former is just a subset of the later, so... *brain explodes*

They're both synonyms

Actually, sorry, they're not. But, a boner is a c*ck but a c*ck is not a boner, but it changes shape.

Grow a pair and say cock
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6/25/2010 5:11:31 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/25/2010 5:06:32 PM, ccstate4peat wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:30:47 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:28:40 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:24:46 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:21:40 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
At 6/25/2010 12:19:06 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
boners = smooth

c*cks = rough

Sorry.......I just.........had to.

But the former is just a subset of the later, so... *brain explodes*

They're both synonyms

Actually, sorry, they're not. But, a boner is a c*ck but a c*ck is not a boner, but it changes shape.

Grow a pair and say cock

I totally thought that word had to be censored on this site... O.o
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6/25/2010 5:29:11 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/25/2010 5:11:31 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 6/25/2010 5:06:32 PM, ccstate4peat wrote:
cock

I totally thought that word had to be censored on this site... O.o

Me too.

Bitch is allowed.
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6/26/2010 9:41:07 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/25/2010 6:33:29 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Rock. It is *not* The Stone of Gibraltar and Ayer's Stone.

But it isn't rockhenge.
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6/26/2010 11:45:10 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/25/2010 5:11:31 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
I totally thought that word had to be censored on this site... O.o

But then you wouldn't be able to debate the merits of legislation regarding cock fights!
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6/26/2010 4:03:02 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/26/2010 11:45:10 AM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 6/25/2010 5:11:31 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
I totally thought that word had to be censored on this site... O.o

But then you wouldn't be able to debate the merits of legislation regarding cock fights!

Or whether or not police officers should cock their guns if threatened.
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