[Humanist] 25.381 collective noun

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 381.
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  [1]   From:    Virginia Knight <virginia.knight at bristol.ac.uk>           (15)
        Subject: Advice on collective nouns

  [2]   From:    Jascha Kessler <urim1 at verizon.net>                       (143)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.376 collective noun


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        Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:04:08 +0100
        From: Virginia Knight <virginia.knight at bristol.ac.uk>
        Subject: Advice on collective nouns

I suspect many collective nouns were thought up by someone in a 
light-hearted moment and put on a list of collective nouns, then 
circulated on such lists from then until now, but have never really been 
used because there has been no need for them.  For example some of the 
many collective nouns for birds apply to species that are not gregarious.

Virginia Knight

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        Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:26:21 -0700
        From: Jascha Kessler <urim1 at verizon.net>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.376 collective noun
        In-Reply-To: <20111014064152.15FD81D87CE at woodward.joyent.us>


My "deanery" was nonced on the fly.  At UCLA, that place, rookery or
hatchery, was once familiarly known to some of us THE HOUSE OF HORRORS...
Jascha Kessler


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