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Correct English language

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:13 pm
by Artful Dodger
Who come up with this shit....? This is correct English in reference to a group of the following animals/creatures !!
Gaggle of Geese,
Murder of Crows,
Pride of Lions.
Parliament of Owls
School of Fish
Flock of birds
Cauldron of Bats
Bloat of Hippopotamus
Mob of kangaroos
Band of Gorrilas
Leap of Leopards
Pod of Whales
Pack of wolves

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Re: Correct English language

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:19 pm
by Artful Dodger
And....
Quiver of Cobras
Bask of Crocodiles
Army of Frogs
Knot of Toads
Nest of Turtles
Maelstrom of Salamanders
Nest of Snakes

Re: Correct English language

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:22 pm
by Kuroneko
Artful Dodger wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:13 pm
Who come up with this shit....? This is correct English in reference to a group of the following animals/creatures !!
Gaggle of Geese,
Murder of Crows,
Pride of Lions.
Parliament of Owls
School of Fish
Flock of birds
Cauldron of Bats
Bloat of Hippopotamus
Mob of kangaroos
Band of Gorrilas
Leap of Leopards
Pod of Whales
Pack of wolves

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Re: Correct English language

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:25 pm
by Artful Dodger
more.....

Culture of Bacteria
Hood of snails
Audience of Squid
Business of flies
Cloud of grasshoppers
Swarm of bees

Re: Correct English language

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:31 pm
by Artful Dodger
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"

Re: Correct English language

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:42 pm
by John Bingham
Artful Dodger wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:13 pm
Who come up with this shit....?
Maybe the same people kind of who came up with this shit?

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Re: Correct English language

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:50 pm
by Artful Dodger
who is artist in those?

Re: Correct English language

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:16 pm
by Luigi
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.

Re: Correct English language

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:17 pm
by Artful Dodger
Thank you... I want to enlist an artist to copy a couple of those

Re: Correct English language

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:24 pm
by Luigi
COLLECTIVE NOUNS FOR ANIMALS
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