Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

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Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Felstaff » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:27 am UTC

Never again will you forget whether it's a 'flock of whales', a 'herd of horses', or a 'murder of cows', as Wikipedia has the definitive list of all collective nouns, like, evar.

Some of my favourites:
An Ambush of Tigers.
A Deceit of Lapwings.
A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies.
A Kendle of Kittens.
A Rhumba of Rattlesnakes.


Also: "a shitload of stuff" - I think that may have no reasonable source of reliability.
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Re: Collective Nouns!

Postby Aluminus » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:05 pm UTC

Can this be the thread where we make up Creative Nouns!TM, or do they have to be real nouns?

My nominations for creative nouns:
A Dangle of Red Spiders ;)
A Troop of Army Ants (Although, they don't group together like that)
A Barrel of Monkeys (Been done.)
A Quantum Loop of Eels (Ack! Visual imagery!)

EDIT: I realize now that I misread the thread title, "Collective Nouns" as "Creative Nouns". My sincerest apologies go out to your brain.
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Re: Collective Nouns!

Postby Supergrunch » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:46 pm UTC

A wisp of snipe wins.

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Re: Collective Nouns!

Postby Felstaff » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:12 am UTC

A pimp of ho's
A cancer of cigarettes
A belch of drunkards
A buzz of coffee beans
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Re: Collective Nouns!

Postby Aluminus » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:18 am UTC

A slam of doors (animals are boring)
A splode of heads (obligatory)
A whirl of tornadoes (or tornados, depending on what income bracket you're from)
A crumble of cookies
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Felstaff » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:48 pm UTC

A faux-pas of potatoe
An illiteracy of Liberal Arts Majors
A spunch of boonerisms
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Kabann » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:22 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:A spunch of boonerisms


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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby drbhoneydew » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:23 pm UTC

A clutch of fingers
A sheaf of condoms
A Granasma of anagrams
SOSRA of Self-Referential Acronyms

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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Kewangji » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:09 pm UTC

A conspiracy of wizards! (From Terry Pratchett)
A suicide of painkillers?
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Loup » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:39 pm UTC

A disturbance of SysAdmins.

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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Ari » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:08 am UTC

A lie of cakes <.< >.>
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Robin S » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:49 pm UTC

Some of the collective nouns listed in that article are either jokes or misinterpretations, as can be discovered by looking through the edit history.
This is a placeholder until I think of something more creative to put here.

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Postby Kewangji » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:31 pm UTC

The 'collective of nouns' made me laugh.
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Aluminus » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:51 pm UTC

a toil of peasants
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Bruce » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:39 pm UTC

Recursion of Recursions.
COMFORT, n.
A state of mind produced by contemplation of a neighbor's uneasiness.

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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Mat » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:03 am UTC

a basket of blaggers?

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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Aluminus » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:43 am UTC

no no:
a sphere of blaggers
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Felstaff » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:22 am UTC

From a Gary Larson cartoon:
Ship of Fools, Car of idiots.
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Aluminus » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:10 pm UTC

A fright of clowns to the left of me,
A deck of jokers to the right,
Here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you
Right here in the middle with you...
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Qwert » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:21 am UTC

a series of tubes
2 is not equal to 3, not even for large values of 2.
- Grabel's Law
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Aluminus » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:31 am UTC

Yeah, the list wouldn't be complete without that one.

a nightmare of grues.
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Postby JayDee » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:34 am UTC

Aluminus wrote:a nightmare of grues.
I think I prefer a darkness of grues.
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Postby Rohivanion » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:33 am UTC

How about a parlour of Metrosexuals.

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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Felstaff » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:01 am UTC

A monopoly of monocles.
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Postby Supergrunch » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:27 pm UTC

Qwert wrote:a series of tubes

Not a truck?

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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Hurduser » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:00 am UTC

a waddle of penguins
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Felstaff » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:16 pm UTC

Hurduser wrote:a waddle An unstoppable army of penguins


fixèd.
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Postby espire » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:29 am UTC

a plane of snakes.
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby J. Action » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:38 am UTC

An arrrrggg of pirates

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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Ari » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:28 am UTC

Supergrunch wrote:
Qwert wrote:a series of tubes

Not a truck?


I believe you mean a truck of internets. ;)

On the less meme-saturated front: How about a shelf of books? ;)
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Postby Kabann » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:07 pm UTC

A stink of monkeys has a flow to it.
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby espire » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:38 pm UTC

a seating of chairs
a fleet of feet
a blast of rockets
a boom of apple CEOs
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Aluminus » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:04 pm UTC

a bust of Enron CEOs
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Postby JayDee » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:47 am UTC

Kabann wrote:A stink of monkeys has a flow to it.
How about a Shakespeare of Monkeys? But only referring to an infinite amount.
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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby espire » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:01 am UTC

a colocation of mac minis
a mass of energies / an energy of masses
a spread of dips
a fetus of stem cells
a herd of RAM
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Postby ocarina_21 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:34 am UTC

A tube of internets
A waste of PS3s
A big-a-tree of conservatives

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Re: Official Create-Your-Own Collective Nouns!™ Thread

Postby Felstaff » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:04 am UTC

An obscenity of politicians.

Edit to avoid the tyranny of double posting: A guesstimate of idiots
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Postby Culden » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:57 am UTC

A parliament of smurves

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Postby Felstaff » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:52 am UTC

A fistful of dollars.
A fistful of dynamite.
A fistful of boomstick.
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Postby Owehn » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:18 pm UTC

A pate of fistfuls.
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