Sunday, February 26, 2012

A BUNCH OF THINGS

A Screech of Gulls...
a Murder of Crows or a Parliament of Owls. I've always wondered who decided these creative collective nouns of animal species? You have to admit that some of them are remarkably perfect & self explanatory.

Here are a few of my favorites:
Implausibility of Gnus,
Dazzle of Zebras,
Scold
of Jays,
Romp of Otters,

Charm of Hummingbirds,
Shiver of Sharks,
Cloud of Bats,

Pitying of Doves,
Array of Hedgehogs,
Unkindness of Ravens,
Exaltation of Skylarks,
Wake of Vultures,

Crash of Rhinos,
Parliament of Owls,
Ostentation of Peacocks,
Knot of Toads,
Flamboyance of Flamingos,
Tower of Giraffe,

Bloat of Hippopotamuses,
Prickle of Porcupines,
Gaze of Raccoons.

It would be fun to design a few collective nouns for various groups of Humans such as
a Plankwalk of Tea-Partiers,
a Spitball of Fox Newscasters,
a Brick of Black Bloc Protesters,
a Pustule of Paparazzi,
a Cocking of Gun Nuts,
a Lynch of Birthers,
a Weekend of Creationists,
an Ejaculation of Santorumites,

a Philandering of Gingrichists,
a Shifting of Obama supporters,
a Bewilderment of Ron Paulists,
a Capitulation of Romney supporters,
a Delusion of Michele Bachmannites,
an Absconding of Wall Streeters,
an Interruption of Telemarketers,
a Grandlarceny of CEOs,
a Spill of Big Oil Execs,
a Ransom of Lobbyists,
a Gist of Reporters,



You get the idea. Do you have some ideas or suggestions to add to the list?   

6 comments:

  1. Oh crikey, are we doing this here as well?
    A kink of perverts.
    A wobble of bottoms.
    Sx

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  2. Alex (who else?) Pendragon1:09 p.m.

    a proponderance of Pendragons.....

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  3. A huddle of Caucus.

    A disappointment of voters.




    Could a silly robot write this stuff?

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  4. A singularity of Huntsman supporters.

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  5. A bevy of bloggers?

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  6. Yes..
    Scarls
    A kink of perverts.
    A wobble of bottoms
    Alex
    a proponderance of Pendragons
    Dinahmow
    A huddle of Caucus.
    A disappointment of voters
    Tim
    A singularity of Huntsman supporters...what is wrong with Americans he WAS the guy?
    MJ
    A bevy of bloggers

    thank you

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