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Fun Collective Nouns

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:46 am

I looked to see if there was a thread on this already, but could not find it.

It is a fun game to play - all the player has to do is find an amusing collective noun and the next player provides the putative members of that group. Spoonerisms are particularly funny, but not compulsory.

For example (from the game hubby and I played tonight):

First person: "A wunch of…"

Next person: "…bankers. A lide of…"

Next person: "…prions. A display of…


(your turn!)

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Re: Fun Collective Nouns

Postby Ubi Dubius » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:28 am

Tigger_the_Wing wrote:A display of…
. . . egos. A school of . . .
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Postby PKMKII » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:14 am

...impressionable young girls between the ages of 17 and 19 looking for their first "life experiences." A party of...
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Postby Elvalia » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:05 am

...wordly young fighters and clerics between the levels of 17 and 19 looking for their next source of experience. A plethora of...
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Postby Roy Hunter » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:15 pm

Lexicographers, who upon finding themselves somewhat esurient, sojurn to a nearby victuallers to procure a suitably epicurian repast.

A clutch of...
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...Washington Nationals closing pitchers, asleep in the bullpen. A death panel of...
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:25 pm

...nuns. A box of...
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Re: Fun Collective Nouns

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:37 pm

Barbies. No worries about pregnancy - Ken comes in his own box.


A bloat of...
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Postby PKMKII » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:35 pm

...wondering why TS hasn't figured out how this game works. A Soul Train of...
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Re: Fun Collective Nouns

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:41 pm

Dead chewing gum company executives...chew, chew, chew

A ratchet of
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Re: Fun Collective Nouns

Postby daftbeaker » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:52 pm

Sewage engineers.

A frottage of
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Re: Fun Collective Nouns

Postby PKMKII » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:49 pm

...frothy cappuccinos. A ménage à trois of...
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Fun Collective Nouns

Postby Roy Hunter » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:36 am

...mixed doubles partners with numerical aphasia.

A coven of...
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"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
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Re: Fun Collective Nouns

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:29 am

Tea cosies.

A spam of
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