Hey all! So, I was thinking about the collective nouns (the words used to describe groups of critters). There are some great ones out there, such as “a piteousness of doves”, “a murmurring of starlings”, an “unkindness of ravens”, “a murder of crows”, “a rhumba of rattlesnakes”, etc.
But I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to come up with better collective nouns for the poor critters who have lame collective nouns? Or to come up with collective nouns for critters or things that don’t have one? So, if you have a critter that needs one, needs a better one, or if you just want to spend the day generating cool collective nouns, post ’em here. I’ll consolidate them at some point into some kind of organized chaos, and we can vote for our faves.
To get started:
A quest of paladins
An argument of academics
A contraryness of cats
A paradox of foxes
A regeneration of Doctors
Edit: the fox has pointed out that one might also call a regeneration of Doctors “a Tom Baker’s Dozen”.