Collective nouns

 

Collective nouns.

 

Whales, a group of whales is a ‘Pod’. Wolves (?), a ‘pack’. Zebras, a ‘herd’. Sheep, a ‘flock’. All quite familiar to us.

 

Less familiar stuff perhaps. Swans (on the ground), a ’bank’, snakes are known as ‘bed’ and magpies as a ‘charm’.

 

But what about the more obtuse and specialist nouns? The following hot off the press.

 

Marine warranty surveyors = an ‘angst’

 

Tax inspectors = a ‘cynic’

 

Liberals  =  a ‘worry’

 

Swimming instructors = a ‘paddle’

 

Football fans = a ‘turd’

 

Politicians (national level) = a ‘drivel’

 

Politicians (local level) = a ‘nonsense’

 

Trade unionists = a ‘gang’

 

Pub regulars = a ’shuffle’

 

Consultants (of any kind) = a ‘grab’

 

Salad dodgers = a ‘flab’

 

Eco warriors = a ‘toss’

 

Mumsnet members = a ‘stain’

 

 

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