Without Reason

"Because reason is for rational people"

Collective Madness

I am intrigued by collective nouns, because so many of them evoke such strong feelings about a relatively benign creature, and they are sometimes so descriptive that there seems no better way to describe them.

Here is a list of some of my favourites:

A goring of butchers
An army of frogs
A colony of lice

Here are some that should be collective nouns, but aren't:

A cancellation of trains
A break of winds
An exaggeration of fishermen

If I have two tiddlywinks, and I want to refer to them collectively, should I call them a tiddlyblink?


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