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Welcome to the Collective November 24, 2010

Posted by Lauren Cooke in Family, Meme, Wordy Business.
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At the pub last night, I got into a conversation about the wonder that is the collective noun for a group of animals. You know – a bellowing of bullfinches, a battery of barracudas, a parliament of owls, a murder of crows, a shiver of sharks – the list goes on an on. It got us to thinking, if there were a collective noun to represent each of us, what would it be? It ought, really to be based on our foremost characteristics – our personalities, our looks.

As such, I proudly present our first three contributions to the mix!

A stumble of Laurens

An embarrassment of Riches

A consideration of Nics

It also got me to thinking about what some of my nearest and dearest would be called, were they to travel in groups…

A sweetness of Roisins

An intelligence of Lysys

A paling of Carys’

A drive of Nathans

A flame of Carolines

A giggle of Helens

A nattering of Nommis

A fondness of Lauras

Welcome to the collective guys!

What would your noun be?



1. Helen - November 24, 2010

I like mine!!!

2. Caroline - November 24, 2010

Love mine too – and also, Laura’s, which is somehow perfect!

3. Elementalgrace - November 25, 2010

Oh what a fabulous conversation! I LOVE collective nouns, which probably stems from childhood car trips where my Dad used to get us to practise our collective nouns on long journeys to stop us squabbling 🙂

Hmm. I think perhaps depending on who I was talking to, either a merriment of Sarahs or an etherality of Sarahs.

Lauren Cooke - November 25, 2010

I like a merriment, has a slightly smoother ring to it 🙂

4. Roisin - November 25, 2010

You are too cute, thank you! I am quite terrified of the idea of ANY of us travelling in groups, however! x

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