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What do you think of when you hear "caverns" vs. "caves" First impression

  1. kookoo88 profile image59
    kookoo88posted 7 years ago

    What do you think of when you hear "caverns" vs. "caves"  First impression

    I know what the difference between the two is in reality, but if you were reading a book and saw "They entered the cavern" or They entered the cave"  what different impressions would you get?

  2. Jo Deslaurier profile image71
    Jo Deslaurierposted 7 years ago

    Personally a cavern sounds nicer; it makes me think it's going to be run as a state park and be full of stalagmite. A cave just strikes me as dank and slightly frightening. Hopes this helps.

  3. CarolineChicago profile image81
    CarolineChicagoposted 7 years ago

    I think of a cavern as much larger than a cave and with stalagmites and stalactites. I think of a cave as something low ceilinged,  claustrophobic, dark and potentially much more dangerous than a cavern. For some reason a cave seems more wild and natural and a cavern comes across as already partially "tamed" by humans, perhaps miners or explorers.

  4. veganite profile image81
    veganiteposted 7 years ago

    There really isn't a difference. The terms are used interchangeably but historically "cavern" has been used to make a cave more glamorous. Consider this, Carlsbad Caverns National Park was once Carlsbad Caves National Monument.