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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

a fesnying of ferrets

We all know about murders of crows -- that is, what you call it when there's a lot of crows. These terms are called collective nouns, and there are some out there even I hadn't heard:

shrewdness of apes

flange of baboons

nuisance of cats (WHAT?)

bury of conies

charm of finches

leash of greyhounds

dray of squirrels

. . . and a sneak of weasels

Taken from this list here. Even bigger and odder list here.

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