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Collective Nouns

Heraklitus
user 5709480
Newcastle, AU
Post #: 1,116
Examples of Collective Nouns are:

A flock of Geese
A parliament of owls
A murder of Crows
A bunch of grapes

Here is your big chance, oh collective nouners, to provide some more. For starters, what is the collective nouns for a those who crank out collective nouns?

Here are a few that have come my way about occupations and outlooks:

A cluster of diamond cutters
A collision of ideologies
A conglomerate of geologists
A critique of skeptics
A dam of dykes
A density of young-earth creationists
A file of accountants
A Flourish of Strumpets
A flush of embarrased people
A pile (or ring) of proctologists
A plausibility of perpetual-motion cranks
A rap of shrinks
A smart-array of Yarra Trams (or pallidromers)
A stack of chimneys
A thicket of tree-fellers
A turettes of drummers

More? H
Daniel W
user 47085852
Brisbane, AU
Post #: 14
Have these, for a start - http://wondermark.com...­
Heraklitus
user 5709480
Newcastle, AU
Post #: 1,117
Thanks Daniel. Some of those are really quite clever. In paricular:

A host of angels
A rapture of messiahs
A calvary of Valkyries
A culture of viruses
A cackle of mad scientists
A basement of Vampires
An itself of Yehwahs

The best collective nouns, I think, are those where there is a definite double-meaning involved. For example 'A stack of chimneys' and a 'A dam of dykes' - think about it or run it past an adventurous dyke! biggrin

Any more, folks?

H


Steve H.
Gone_Xtianing
Group Organizer
Brisbane, AU
Post #: 649
A flood of English Summers.
A cacophony of bagpipes
A confusion of mobile phone plans
A vacuum of progressive Tony Abbot ideas
A ship of cards (more than one deck)
An embarrassment of Catholics
Heraklitus
user 5709480
Newcastle, AU
Post #: 1,120
Steve: A cacophony of bagpipes

My favourite in that bunch. Legend has it that the Irish invented the bagpipes and gave them to the Scots. Alas... The latter never got the joke.

Here are a few more that spring to mind:

A division of denominators
A galaxy of starlets
A heap of used cars
An odyssey of prime numbers
A preview of futurologists
A seam of dressmakers
A submission of masochists
Heraklitus
user 5709480
Newcastle, AU
Post #: 1,121
A Billy Connoly joke and totally off-topic:

What's the difference between an onion and a bango?
Give up?:
Answer: No one cries when you chop up a bango biggrin

I wonder what a collection of bangos would be. A Deliverance?
Steve H.
Gone_Xtianing
Group Organizer
Brisbane, AU
Post #: 650
A Billy Connoly joke and totally off-topic:

What's the difference between an onion and a bango?
Give up?:
Answer: No one cries when you chop up a bango biggrin

I wonder what a collection of bangos would be. A Deliverance?

Actually I think this joke should be attributed to Pamela Stevenson - BCs wife.
Heraklitus
user 5709480
Newcastle, AU
Post #: 1,123
You could be right Steve. It was in her book "Billy" that I read about the joke.
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