Collective Nouns

When you refer to a group of animals, whether it’s a herd, flock, or swarm, you’re using what are called collective nouns. At the pig roast on Saturday these collective nouns came up in conversation. Mika sent out a whole bunch via e-mail to share the excitement. Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

a paddle of ducks
an implausibility of gnus
an ostentation of peacocks
a tower of giraffes
a dazzle of zebra
a murder of crows
a crash of rhinos
a troop of monkeys
a charm of finches
an ambush of tigers
a mischief of mice

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