Sunday, 14 March 2010

Collective nouns for the 21st century

A blame of bankers (see also; ‘wunch’)

A fib of politicians

A swerve of taxi drivers

An exaggeration of journalists

A commission of estate agents

A dilution of homeopaths

A shiver of naturists

A flock of naturalists (see also; ‘herd’, ‘pride’, ‘school’, ‘gaggle’, etc)

A fret of telephone cold-callers

A collection of pedants (assuming there are more than two pedants present, otherwise the term ‘a pair’ will suffice, thank you very much).

A vexation of traffic wardens

A drone of station announcers

A protocol of Civil Servants

A petulance of footballers

An orangery of footballers’ wives

An array of geeks

A pout of romantic fiction writers

A Rendell of crime fiction writers

A slash of horror fiction writers

A nebula of science fiction writers

New suggestions always welcome - add any you've got to the comments.


Country Girl said...

Okay...I'm going to steal this. To whom do I give credit, oh witty one?

fatboyfat said...

Thank you! I think I might have seen the nerd one somewhere else. The others, I'm afraid, came from me.


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