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A playlist of Flypsydes.

Ray

a wrangle of lawyers

I thought it was a billing of lawyers.

g, d & r

A Flight of Dragons.


YO-HO, ME HEARTIES! ALL HANDS ON DECK FOR THE MUSICAL BATTLE AT SEA!

A fair of fire-lizards

A troop of (monkeys? baboons?)


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A catcalling of fraternity members
A giggling of sorority members
A defenestration of Czechs
A bleeding of liberals
A frowning of conservatives
A group of moderates
A sighing of existentialists
A murder of nihilists (I know “murder” has been used, but it seemed appropriate here)
An aroma of hippies
A labor of Marxists
A gaggle of Fascists
A thumping of fundamentalists
An objectivist


Nothing I write about any person or group should be applied to a larger group.

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I’m trying to think of what you would call a group of sollipsists but I can’t.

Shouldn’t it be a bounce of Czechs?

A cluster/clowder of kittens
A sleuth of bears
A sorde/fflushe of mallards
A paddling/team of ducks
A shrewdness of apes
A pod of seals
A party of jays
A pitying of turtledoves
A crash of rhinoceroses
A trip of goats
A bouquet of pheasants
An ostentation of peacocks
A knot of toads
A pace of asses
A cete of Badgers
A colony of bats
A gang/obstinacyf buffalo
A drove/herd of cattle
bevy of roe deer
A cowardiceof curs);
A cry/mute/pack/ of houndsennel
A gang of elk
A leash/skulk/earth of foxes
A tower of giraffes
A tribe/trip of goats
A bloat of hippos
A harras of horses
A rag of colts
A string of ponies
A cackle of hyenas
A troop of kangaroos

How about “a reflection of solipsists”?


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A lisp of tweety birds
A snippet of toenail clippings
A flame of Usenetters
A froth of rabid dogs
A mouthful of maggots
A system of fratboy moons
A nap of teamsters
A blurry of babies in a blender
A pecadillo of presidents
A snore of senators
An index of reference librarians

A group of mathematicians.
A phylum of biologists.
A mole of chemists.
A quantum of physicists.

My favorite invented one was:

A nun of your business.

a bale of turtles
a bed of snakes
a bevy of quail
a bouquet of pheasants (in flight)
a cete of badgers
a charm of finches
a clowder of cats
a confusion of guinea fowls
a covert of coots (whatever they are)
a covey of partridges, pheasants, or quail (on the ground)
an exaltation of larks
a gam of whales
a gang of elk
a host of sparrows
a husk of hares
a knot of toads
a labor of moles (wouldn’t this make an interesting title for a novel?)
a murmuration of starlings
a muster of peacocks
a pace of asses
a parliament of owls
a plague of locusts (no kidding–that’s the official title of a group of locusts)
a pod of seals or whales
a shrewdness of apes
a skein of geese (in flight)
a skulk of foxes
a sloth of bears
a troop of monkeys
a watch of nightingales

(source: Random House Word Menu–the coolest word reference ever–like a backwards dictionary, where you look things up by subject)

I hope that most of these aren’t repeats. I’m too lazy to check.

Coots are black waterbirds. They look like moorhens, but moorhens have green feet while coots’ are red.

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