Correct English language

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Re: Correct English language

Post by Kuroneko » Mon May 07, 2018 8:27 pm

Artful Dodger wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:31 pm
So if I use correct English... next time when I order a dozen oysters with a couple roast quail, I should correct myself... "can I please have a bed of oysters and a bevy of roast quail"
A dozen oysters is correct as you need to specify the number you want, ie you dont want a bed which could be a couple of tons. :lol: . However ordering a couple of quail it would be a brace of quail. :D

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Re: Correct English language

Post by Artful Dodger » Mon May 07, 2018 8:32 pm

Luigi wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 8:24 pm
An ambush of tigers
An array of hedgehogs
An army of ants/caterpillars/frogs
An ascension of larks
A badling of ducks
A bale of turtles
A ballet of swans
A band of coyotes/gorillas/jays/men
A barrel of monkeys
A barren of mules
A bask of crocodiles
A battery of barracudas
A bazaar of guillemots
A bed of clams/eels/oysters/snakes
A bevy of quail/roebucks/swans
A bloat of hippos
A bouquet of pheasants
A brace of ducks/grouse
A brood of chicks/hens/pheasants
A building of rooks
A bury of conies/rabbits
A business of ferrets/flies
A caravan of camels
A cast of falcons/hawks
A cete of badgers
A chain of bobolinks
A charm of falcons/finches/magpies
A chattering of choughs
A clamor of rooks
A cloud of gnats/bats/grasshoppers
A clowder of cats
A cluster of bees/grasshoppers
A clutch of chicks
A clutter of cats/starlings
A colony of ants/beavers/gulls/penguins/rabbits
A company of parrots/widgeons
A congregation of plover/people
A congress of baboons
A conspiracy of ravens
A convocation of eagles
A cover of coots
A covey of grouse/partridges/pheasants/ptarmigans/quail
A cowardice of curs
A crash of rhinos
A crowd of people
A cry of hounds
A culture of bacteria
A deceit of lapwings
A descent of woodpeckers
A dissimulation of birds
A dole of doves
A down of hares
A doylt of swine
A draught of fish
A dray of squirrels
A drift of swine
A dropping of pigeons
A drove of cattle
A drumming of grouse
A dule of doves
A durante of toucans
An earth of foxes
An exaltation of larks
A fall of woodcocks
A family of otter
A fesnyng of ferrets
A field of racehorses
A flight of birds/butterflies/cormorants/doves/goshawks/swallows
A flink of cows (12+)
A float of crocodiles
A flock of geese/lice/sheep
A fluther of jellyfish
A gaggle of geese
A gam of whales
A gang of buffalo/elk
A gatling of woodpeckers
A generation of vipers
A grist of bees
A gulp of cormorants/magpies
A harras of horses
A herd of buffaloes/curlews/elephants/horse/kangaroo/pigs/wrens
A hide of tigers
A hive of bees
A horde of gnats
A host of sparrows
A hover of trout
A hum of bees
A husk of hares/jackrabbits
An intrigue of kittens
An intrusion of cockroaches
A kennel of dogs
A kettle of hawks
A kindle of kittens
A kine of cows
A knot of snakes/toads
A labour of moles
A lamentation of swans
A leap of hares/leopards
A leash of foxes/greyhounds
A litter of cubs/pigs/puppies
A mask of raccoons
A mob of kangaroos/emus
A murder of crows/magpies
A murmuration of starlings
A muster of peacocks
A mustering of storks
A mutation of thrushes
A mute of hounds
An obstinacy of buffalo
An ostentation of peacocks
A muster of storks
A mute of hounds
A nest of hornets/mice/rabbits/vipers/wasps
A nye/nide of pheasants
A pace of asses
A pack of hounds/rats/wolves
A paddling of ducks
A pair of horses
A pandemonium of parrots
A parade of elephants
A parliament of owls/rooks
A party of jays
A passel/parcel of hogs
A peep of chickens
A piteousness of doves
A pitying of turtledoves
A pladge of wasps
A plague of locusts
A plump of waterfowl/wildfowl
A pod of boar/dolphin/seals/walrus/whales
A pounce of cats
A prattle of parrots
A prickle of hedgehogs/porcupines
A pride of lions
A quiver of cobras
A rafter of turkeys
A rag of colts
A ramuda of horses
A rhumba of rattlesnakes
A richness of martens
A romp of otters
A rookery of penguins
A rout of wolves
A rumpus of baboons
A run of poultry
A rush of pochard
A school of fish/porposes
A scold of jays
A sedge of cranes
A shiver of sharks
A shoal of bass/pilchards/shad
A shrewdness of apes
A siege of cranes/herons
A singular of boars
A skein of geese/pheasants
A skulk of foxes/larks/quail
A sleuth/sloth of bears
A smack/smuth of jellyfish
A sneak of weasels
A sord of mallards
A sounder of wild swine/boars/foxes
A span of mules
A spring of teal
A squabble of seagulls
A stand of flamingo
A stench of skunks
A streak of tigers
A string of ponies/horses
A stud of mares
A swarm of ants/bees/eels
A team of horses/ducks/oxen
A swarm of bees
A thunder of hippos
A tiding of magpies
A tittering of magpies
A tok of capercaillie
A totter/tower of giraffes
A tribe of goats/monkeys/dotterel
A trip of goats
A troop of baboons/monkeys/kangaroos
A turn of turtles
An ubiquity of sparrows
An unkindness of ravens
A volary of birds
A wake of buzzards/vultures
A walk of snipe
A warren of rabbits
A watch of nightingales
A wedge of geese/swans
A wing of plovers
A wisdom of owls
A wisp of snipe
A yoke of oxen

mmmm? master of cut and paste.... as interesting as it is..
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Re: Correct English language

Post by cambo swa » Mon May 07, 2018 8:35 pm

Luigi wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 8:16 pm
The book ''An Exaltation of Larks'' by James Lipton will have your answers.
They were supposedly hunting terms no one ever used.
Makes perfect non-sense.
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Re: Correct English language

Post by Kuroneko » Mon May 07, 2018 8:41 pm

A gang of buffalo, that's about right, certainly the case in the Northern Territory. They are pretty scary, whether in a gang or on their own. :shock:

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Re: Correct English language

Post by Username Taken » Mon May 07, 2018 9:34 pm

Don't forget bollocks.

A load of bollocks.

... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...
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Re: Correct English language

Post by Heng Heng Heng » Mon May 07, 2018 9:38 pm

Pack of wankers.
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Re: Correct English language

Post by Brody » Mon May 07, 2018 10:34 pm

A Choad of CEO'ers :beer3:
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Re: Correct English language

Post by John Bingham » Mon May 07, 2018 10:38 pm

A shower of cunts.
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Re: Correct English language

Post by Kuroneko » Mon May 07, 2018 10:44 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 10:38 pm
A shower of cunts.
Maybe a Calamity of Cunts would be better :lol:
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Re: Correct English language

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Tue May 08, 2018 5:09 am

Kuroneko wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 10:44 pm
John Bingham wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 10:38 pm
A shower of cunts.
Maybe a Calamity of Cunts would be better :lol:
naa its called... a Bunch of Cunts :thumb:
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