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Fun with Collective Nouns

Posted on Thursday, December 11th, 2008 under Writings | No comments

Over a wonderfully tasty lunch of Sonny’s hamburgers (oh, yes … they are the best!), Courtney, Jimision and I had some fun with what we first called “bunch of’s” and “grouping terms”, then later found out were actually collective nouns. Here are the ones we came up with … a few of which are a bit unorthodox ;) :

Napkin 1

  • a murder of crows
  • a herd of sheep
  • a hive of villany
  • a pod of whales
  • a flock of geese
  • a pride of lions
  • a guild of nerds

* a bundle of twigs
* a school of fish
* a band of brothers
* a field of dreams
* a league of heroes
* a swarm of bees
* a colony of ants
* a pack of wolves
* a bushel of apples
* a calvacade of stars
* a cluster of grapes
* a brigade of bombs
* a gang of thugs
* a wave of grain
* a kilo of coke
* a heap of trouble
* a line of suspects
* a batch of cookies
* a carton of cigarettes
* a cast of charactes

Napkin 2

  • a caravan of camels
  • a drive of dragons
  • a drove of hum-vees
  • a sisterhood of traveling pants
  • a brotherhood of monks
  • a march of dimes
  • a head of hairs
  • a stack of cups
  • a house of cards
  • a bag of tricks
  • a round of bullets
  • a chamber of secrets
  • a fist of fury
  • a tray of ice
  • a bunch of bananas
  • a load of crap
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pile of leaves
  • a crew of sailors
  • a fleet of ships

Napkin 3

  • a tribe of indians
  • a battalion of soldiers
  • a gathering of magic
  • a church of believers
  • a bouquet of flowers
  • a forest of trees
  • a box of chocolates
  • a string of pearls
  • a book of spells
  • a barrel of monkeys
  • a range of mountains
  • a chain of fools
  • a hall of presidents
  • a walk of shame
  • a row of chairs
  • a flight of Conchords
  • a carol of bells
  • a Schrute of mistakes

Napkin 4

  • a pair of shoes
  • a parade of cars
  • a circus of clowns
  • a Squad of 5-0
  • a rack of lamb
  • a set of clubs
  • a cloud of smoke
  • a ring of fire
  • a collection of stamps
  • a village of idiots
  • a World of Warcraft
  • a den of thieves
  • a series of Unfortunate Events
  • a lawn of grass
  • a class of students
  • a stream of conscience

"What do you call a bunch of losers?" - Oscar
"Us!" - Courtney

For more fun with collective nouns you should probably check out some of these articles. Enjoy!

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