One of the strangest idiosyncrasy of the English language is the sheer amount of collective nouns that all mean "group" that are precisely to do with what exact thing there is a group of: a bunch of grapes, a pack of cards, a colony of penguins, a staff of employees, an annoyance of neighbours a flock of sheep, and so forth. Many of these collective nouns are striking, evocative even lyrical and there is great diversity of collective nouns associated with animals, I’d like to know what are your favourites; a murder of crows perhaps? Or a congress of baboons?
Those are good ones. Have you heard of a flange of baboons and a congregation of crocodiles?
A congregation? I never knew crocodiles were religious!
A "murder of crows," because it's so odd.
Neil Gaiman invented a very interesting story in his Sandman graphic novels explaining the origin of that one.
That sounds interesting - I'll check it out. Thanks for your interest.
I like "Sleuth of bears" and "Charm of hummingbirds."
I found this website once almost by accident but I love going back to it from time to time.
I promise, it's not my website or anything. I just think it's a fun resource to share!
That's a cool website think I like that one too, charm of hummingbirds and also, 'brace of bucks' just got to love these critters in our world.
A parliament of owls.. They DO look so serious and important.
I'd have to go with Flock of Seagulls -- they had awesome hair. ;-)
A kettle of vultures.
It comes from the fact that a large group of circling vultures looks kind of like bubbles rising in a tea kettle.
Mine is probably a "parliament" of owls, or perhaps an "ostentation" of peacocks.
A Coalition of Cheetahs and a Gaze of Raccoons are pretty cool.
...and the usual gang of idiots at Mad Magazine. lol
A pack of dogs, all barking together while running...after my neighbor's fat and ugly cat. The cat will survive
I pretty much like the term "beasts" especially in reference to certain men-animals!
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