Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fun With Words: Collective Nouns

One of the craziest oddities of the English language is that there are so many different collective nouns that all mean "group" but which are specific to what particular thing there is a group of: a herd of elephants, a crowd of people, a box of crayons, a pad of paper, etc. There is great diversity of collective nouns associated with animals, from a sleuth of bears to a murder of crows Visit the page linked below for a list correct terms to describe groups of various types of animals.

Fun With Words: Collective Nouns

What is your favorite fun with words?

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