Tag Archives: Collective Nouns

Best of 2014

Leaving out the home, contact, downloads and welcome pages, these posts are the best of 2014 by visit. 14. Near Death Experience – Part Three What happened to parts One and Two? How does the third one outrank the others? … Continue reading

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Murmuration

In my posts on collective nouns, parts one and two, I had many examples for birds and humans and other animals. Even plants were represented. I could have gone on and on, listing existing collective nouns and inventing my own, … Continue reading

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Collective Nouns – Part Two

See also part one. Since the practice of inventing names for groups of animals was started by educated English hunting gentlemen in the fifteenth century, the English language has been blessed with a growing collection of collective nouns. Any animal … Continue reading

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Collective Nouns

See also part two. Birds have long held a special place in the imagination of humans. How many of us have seen birds in flight and never wondered what it would be like to fly? We associate flight, and therefore … Continue reading

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