Some Collective Nouns

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Some Collective Nouns

Postby Slava » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:07 pm

Most of these are new to me:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/s ... tive-nouns

Anyone else wish to pile on with histories of how your favorites came about?
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Re: Some Collective Nouns

Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:07 pm

The crow and nun collectives I've run into, but none of the others.

It does occur to me that we might pardonably borrow from the geese and call a large group of news or sportscasters a gaggle, since many of their commentd have that affect on me.
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