I dedicated my morning to beads.
I have washed vintage ones, strung pearl ones and thrown a tantrum over uncooperative glass ones.
Eventually allowing myself to stop for a cuppa, I wondered what the collective noun was for a group of crows….
The noun in question is murder. A group of crows is as murder of crows. Isn’t that wonderful? There are other such peculiar gems! Here are some that caught my fancy:
- A drunkenship of cobblers
- A hastiness of cooks
- A piteousness of doves
- A mischief of mice
- A parliament of owls
- A pandemonium of parrots
- An ostentation of peacocks
- A unkindness of ravens
- A lamentation of swans
I do like fancy strings of words. They are just as precious to me as my beads.
What are your favourite unexpected collective nouns?