I received several excellent and creative suggestions for collective nouns. (Read Me First.) As promised, I'm posting them all here, although you may have seen them in my Cuss-Free Zone earlier. Enjoy!
Look what Jennie, my effervescent, non-blogging blogger friend, sent us!
- A mix of blenders
- A colossian of Bibles
- A lather of soap dispensers
- A cozy of pillows
- A vessel of phlebotomists
- A body of cadavers (Sharp!)
She came back later with "Hey Paul, Just opened the Reader's Digest my mother-in-law sends us and found this:
- An absence of waiters
- An attitude of teenagers
- A brace of orthodontists
- A clutch of mechanics (I really like this one)
- A drove of cabbies
- A fidget of altar boys
- A flood of plumbers
- A giggle of little girls
- A quarrel of lawyers
- A groan of puns"
Jamie Dawn (send her a Get Well card) offered the one thing that was on her mind at the time: a pack of suitcases. That's pretty good.
Cliff from Nebraska offered these:
- A change of AAA service men
- An ego of preachers
- A drone of professors
- A crush of icemakers
- A flat of tenors (Excellent!)
- An octave of pianists
- A tale of snakes
- A bakers dozen of Cops
- A pair of bra salesmen
He added this disclaimer. "Sorry. I actually know a guy who used to do that for a living. He lives in Tekamah now. He lived in California at the time, but I think he got pushed out of the business, or he didn't get much support from his company. Man, it is late."
Nyssa's mom, who knows what the business end of a camera is all about, sent these original ones. If you like great photos, go see her.
- A morgue of medical examiners
- A field of farmers
- A platform of preachers; a pulpit of preachers
- A nap of anesthetists
- A conglomeration of college kids
- A night of knights
- A poultice of pediatricians (old-timey ones)
All these came from the Monique in Florida. I think she's a tech writer, too, and I like the things she writes in her blog.
- A kettle of cooks
- A pool of swimmers
- A deck of fighters
- A suite of executives
Bluegrass Mama, from Kentucky suggested a cuddle of kittens and a flight of pilots. I'm surprised she didn't mentions something about horses.
The first time she came to my blog, Karen left these goodies. A web of bloggers and a net of surfers. Well, natcherly, I had to go find out about my new guest. I'm impressed with her good blog and recommend it. Go make a new friend.
Kenju—hey, you like great junk from the fifties and beyond? Visit Kenju! She a writer and offered a volume of books. Clever.
Cassie-b liked that "volume of books" from Kenju and then mentioned a passel of puppies. Cute. And let me mention, that you'll like Cassie-b's fun blog.
Last, Amanda, from Las Vegas signed in with these great ideas. And wouldn't you know it: she saved the best for last. (I'm a big fan!)
- A wave of surfers
- A net of bloggers
- A sunshine of daisies
- A remote of reporters (in honor of my profession)
- An ABBA of Swedes
I want to contribute this: a crack of plumbers.
Thanks to all who played. Better than a meme, doncha think? I'm impressed with how few duplicates were offered. One thing I noticed: most of these offerings reflect our personalities or interests. Interesting.
Well, because no one offered anything with chocolate, I didn't have the strength to add up any scores. Therefore, all scores were the same: everybody wins! A knot of ties.