Surrender to the collective: a new contest

This contest is shamelessly stolen from the guys at Car Talk. A few years ago they pointed out that a lot of things have interesting terms for a group — a pride of lions, a murder of crows, a parliament of owls, and so on — and had a contest for new, creative names for groups of things. The winners included a huevos of Rancheros, a shrug of mechanics, a sleaze of lawyers, a shortage of jockeys, a lot of car dealers, and so on. I’ll also toss my contribution of a basement of losers on to the pile.

So come up with your own collective term and post them in the comments section. Winners oughta be announced Thursday.

J.

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Posted by on March 8, 2005.
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  • Kirby

    A press of journalists.

  • http://www.varifrank.com Frank Martin

    A smegma of Socialists.

  • http://weblog.mcgeheezone.com/ McGehee

    A stench of trolls.

  • http://www.flig.us Eric

    A squeal of teenage girls.
    A slouch of teenage boys.

  • http://www.sgtstryker.com Timmer

    A whiff of bloggers.

  • http://www.sgtstryker.com Timmer

    A couch of bloggers.

    A kitchen of bloggers.

    A basement of bloggers.

    A bedroom of bloggers.

    …someone stop me please…

    An attitude of bloggers.

    A current of bloggers.

    A direction of bloggers.

  • http://www.conservativefriends.com Drew

    A gig of programmers
    A babble of bloggers

  • bullwinkle

    A crack of plumbers.

  • AnonymousDrivel

    An array of programmers
    A number of mathematicians
    A cluster of astronomers
    A mix of chemists
    A string of seamstresses
    A wealth of kings
    An aggregate of accountants
    A pool of gamblers
    A whale of fishermen
    A pile of garbagemen
    A trunk of movers
    A galaxy of moonbats

    Is this a quest of quantity over quality? This could go on forever…

  • bullwinkle

    A limousine of liberals.

  • Faith+1

    A collection of priests…

    A meme of Democrats…

    A pajama of bloggers…

    A byte of programmers…

  • lunacy

    A jammy of bloggers

  • nate

    a google of researchers

  • http://www.woogieworld.org Brian

    A muddle of engineers

  • jmaster

    A stench of French.

  • jmaster

    A ton of Oliver Willis.

    Yes, that’s singular. (and yes, that’s a cheap shot.)

  • Faith+1

    A pile of Michael Moore…

  • http://www.robinjuhl.homelinux.net/weblog/ Ranten N. Raven

    Better run Mr. Rather — it’s a SWARM of bloggers!

  • Rick13

    A Short-Bus of Liberals.

  • Ray Midge

    An crescent of moonbats.

  • Ray Midge

    Sorry. A crescent of moonbats.

  • julie

    Tough competition!

    A chevy of Mexicans.
    A deli of Jews.
    A handful of Onan.

  • jd watson

    A slime of politicians.

  • Chevy

    A Gannon of MSM journalists

  • Larry

    A belfry of moonbats

  • http://literalbarrage.org/blog Doug Stewart

    Collectives of geese are called different things based upon what they are doing: “flock” in general, “skein” in flight, “gaggle” when earthbound, etc.

    I hereby suggest a similar naming scheme for engineers (feel free to add to the list):

    * When discussing tech specs of cars, computers or anything technical, they become a geeking of engineers.
    * When quoting The Simpsons or Monty Python, they become a snort.
    * When discussing their current management, they become a carping.

  • KBiel

    A congress of liars.