Friday, July 17, 2009

A Pun of Collective Nouns

You’ve heard of a covey of quail, a den of lions, a herd of deer? Try this collection of noun collectives (compliments of Scorpio Tales):
A balance of accountants
A corps of anatomists
A conflagration of arsonists
An audit of bookkeepers

A rascal of boys

A clutch of car mechanics
An unease of compromises
A galaxy of cosmologists
An intrigue of council members
A brace of dentists
A bodge of DIYers
A grid of electricians
An exaggeration of fishermen
A fraid of ghosts

A giggle of girls

An expectation of heirs
A vagary of impediments
A diffidence of introverts
A scoop of journalists
A flush of lavatories
A stack of librarians
A babble of linguists
A number of mathematicians
A compromise of mediators
An amalgamation of metallurgists
A shower of meteorologists
An expectation of midwives
A horde of misers
An annoyance of neighbors

A row of oarsmen

A body of pathologists
A virtue of patients
A ponder of philosophers
A clique of photographers
A nucleus of physicists
A breakdown of plans
A flush of plumbers
A complex of psychologists
A following of stalkers
A portfolio of stockbrokers
A fanfare of strumpets
A pack of suitcases
A flight of yesterdays
A jam of tarts

A hug of teddy bears

A ring of telephones
A bunch of things
A promise of tomorrows
A twinkling of todays
A cancellation of trains
A linkage of webmasters
A break of winds
An impatience of wives
A yearning of yesterdays
An optimism of youths
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  1. These are great! I esp. like the "exaggeration of fishermen" one!

  2. How about: A book of writers?

  3. @ Katie: Yeah, that's my favorite, too.

    @ Shaddy: Too funny! I think that should be added in!!!

  4. I like the annoyance of neighbors one! Mine are bugging me today. I can't seem to get anything done. :)

  5. I hope you don't have to close the curtains and pretend you're not home!

  6. Good list. I wonder what a group of writers is called? "A book of writers" sounds good =)

  7. I like "A book of writers" too!

  8. Very cute. After a long week of teaching Vacation Bible School, I think a Rascal of Boys is quite appropriate. :) May the Lord turn them into Rascals for Jesus!

  9. Amen, Lynnette--and the same for a giggle of girls!