Skip rocks

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Skip rocks

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:54 pm

Do you skip rocks whenever you get to go to a river? How many times does the rock bounce until it falls down and sinks into the water?

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Post by Phil White » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:54 pm

In the UK, we say "skip stones", not "skip rocks".

When I was younger and could see far more than I can now, I loved skipping stones and was pretty good at it. When you get one just right, it's almost impossible to count the number of times a stone skips before it sinks. I guess the best I ever did was about ten or so.

I really don't think it would be clever for me to try nowadays!
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:07 pm

I also know this pastime as "ducks and drakes". See this World Wide Words article for more information.
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Re: Skip rocks

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:05 am

Phil White : Thanks so much for your answer. Erik : Thanks a lot for the link.

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