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Collective Nouns – suggestions for names that could be given to groups of people, professions and others – C to D




FICTITIOUS
COLLECTIVE NOUNS

“CAR MECHANICS TO DUNG
BEETLES”

This page is just a bit of
fun!

The page of
collective
nouns has
created a lot of interest and some very unusual suggestions, so I thought I
would start a page of the more “suspect” or innovative ones in order not to
confuse the younger visitors.

Please note
many of these suggestions are provided by our visitors and are not
necessarily ‘endorsed’ by Hints and Things.


PLEASE
REMEMBER THESE ARE THE UNOFFICIAL NOMENCLATURE

Collective
nouns
more likely be authentic.

 

Due to the popularity of this page it
has become very large and, therefore, somewhat cumbersome so I have taken
the decision to spread it over several different pages.

FICTITIOUS
COLLECTIVE NOUNS

CAR MECHANICS TO
DUNG BEETLES

 

CAR
MECHANICS
An ESTIMATE
of car mechanics.

Ken Jaffe

CAR
PARTS

A CLUTCH
of car parts.

Ezz Bish

CAR
RACERS
AN ACCELERATION
of car racers.

Ken Jaffe

CAR
SALESMEN
A GREAT
DEAL
of car salesmen.

Eric
Keenleyside and Nou

CARD SHARKS A TRICK
of card sharks.

Ian Keoppen

CARPENTERS A CABINET
of carpenters.

John Barron

A
PLANK of carpenters.


Jerry
Miakush

CASHIERS A REGISTER of cashiers.

Ken Jaffe

CATS A CLAW
of cats.

Fran Wheeler

A

CURIOSITY

of cats.

Sam Overman

A
CONFERENCE
of cats.

Meg Leigh

CELEBRITIES A
SLEAZINESS
of celebrities.

Simon West

CELL PHONE PLAN A RANSOM
of cell phone plans

Teresa

CHAMPAGNE MAKERS A BUBBLE
of champagne makers.

Sam Overman

CHEFS A POT
of chefs
.

Tig Dupre

A
DASH

of chefs.

Ken Jaffe

An
ARROGANCE
of chefs.

David


CHESS PLAYERS
A
MATING of chess players.

Mal Walker

CHIHUAHUAS
A TEETH
of Chihuahuas

Christina
Gonzales

A
YAP

or a SHAKER of Chihuahuas.

Linda
Compton

A
TREMBLING of
Chihuahuas.

David

A QUAKE
of Chihuahuas

Teresa

CHILDREN


A GIGGLE
of children  


Sent
in by
Sarah Smith

A
CHALLENGE

or CHEEK of children.
                            Krysia Jones

A
MAELSTROM
of children.

Rob Crespo

A
CACOPHONY
of children.

David

A
WHINE
of children

Teresa

CITY DWELLERSA
SOLITUDE of city
dwellers.

Simon West

CLERGY
A CONVICTION
of clergy.

Ken Jaffe

A PIETY,
SERVICE of clergy

Teresa

CLOWNS
A TERROR
of clowns.

Ken Jaffe

COLLECTIVE NOUNS An
INUNDATION
of collective nouns (terms of venery)

Peter Edmunds
(courtesy of his brother)

COLLIES A
ROUND-UP
of collies.

Simon West

COLLOID
CHEMISTS
A COAGULATION
of colloid chemists.

Dani Byrne

COMEDIANS
A CHUCKLE,
CHORTLE,
CACKLE
or QUIP of comedians.

Contributed
by Ezz Bish

COMPLAINERS A GRUMP
of complainers

Teresa

COMMUNICATIONS
ENGINEERS
A LABYRINTH
of communications engineers.

Dani Byrne

COMPOSERS A SCORE
of composers.

George
Dudley Warbeck and Nanette Bergevin 

COMPUTERS A
DRIVE of computers.

Greg
Palmer

CONDUCTORS An
ICTUS of conductors.

Ken Jaffe

CONGRESSMEN A
LYNCHMOB of congressmen.

A BRIBE
of congressmen.

Richard
Sanborn BA, MA, JD

COPPERHEADS A
SCREAMING MEEMIE of
copperheads.

Richard
Sanborn BA, MA, JD

COPS A
COLLAR of cops.

Mike
Tierney

CORGIS A CHAOS
of corgis.

David R.
Palmer

A
CACOPHONY
of corgis.

A
CAROUSEL
of corgis.

Sherry
Palmer

COSMETOLOGISTS A
CUTTING of
cosmetologists.

R.
Zimmerman

COSMOLOGISTS A
GALAXY of cosmologists.

Dani Byrne

COUCH
POTATOES
A
SLOB of couch potatoes
.

Paul
Taylor

COUNTRIES A
UNION of countries
.

Rich
Cummings

COWBOYS A
LASSO of cowboys.

Ken Jaffe

CRANE OPERATORS A BOOM
of crane operators.

Sam Overman

CREDIT
CONTROLLERS
A
CASH of Credit
Controllers

Krysia
Jones

CREDITORS A
CONDESCENDENCE of
Creditors

Krysia
Jones

CRITICS A
MOCKERY of critics.

Ken Jaffe

CRIMINALS A
CELL
of criminals.

Mark
MacLean

A
CONVICTION of criminals.

Ken Jaffe

CROWS
A CAUCUS
of crows.

A CACOPHONY
of
crows.                             
Joe Lanteri

A
GANG
of crows.                                       
  
Gill Lange

 

CRUISE SHIPS A
CELEBRATION
of cruise ships.

Kira Jones Gold

CURTAIN
MAKERS
A
STITCH of curtain makers.

Roger
Griffiths

CUSTOMER
SERVICE REPS
AN ASSIST
of customer service representatives.

Dani Byrne

An
OBSTRUCTION
of customer service representatives

Simon West

CYCLISTS A TOUR
of cyclists.

Ken Jaffe

DACHSUNDS A
STRETCH, a
MOXIE

or a DEVILMENT of
Dachsunds

Karen A.
Jones

DAISIES

(kindergarten and first grade Girl
Scouts)

A
GIGGLE of daisies (less
than 8)

A SHRIEK
of daisies (more than 8)

Harry
Sharkis

A
BUMSTEAD of daisies
(a bunch)

Howard Eglowstein

DANCERS A
LEAP of dancers.

Ken Jaffe


DEBTORS
A
BANKRUPTCY of debtors.

Jenni Putzke

DECORATORS A SPLATTERING
of decorators.

Ezz Bish


DEMOCRATS
A
MOOCH of democrats.

Richard Harris

DEMONS A TERROR
of demons.

Amy Black

DENTISTS
An INJECTION
of dentists.

Ezz Bish.

An
IMPACT of dentists.

Ken
Jaffe

An
EXTRACTION of
dentists


Simon West

DERMATOLOGISTS A RASH
of dermatologists.

Jinxy

DEVIANTS An
EXCITEMENT
of deviants.

Ian Keoppen

An
ABERRATION
of deviants.

David

DIGGERS A TRENCH
of Diggers

Krysia
Jones

DINGOES A
DALLIANCE
of dingoes.

Sam Overman

DISCO DANCERS A BOOGIE
of disco dancers.

Sam Overman

DISCUS FISH A DANCE
or KALEIDOSCOPE of
discus fish.

David Morton


A

SETTING
,

TEA PARTY

OR

OLYMPUS

of discus


Christy Morton

DOCTORS A PROGNOSIS of doctors.

Ken Jaffe


DRAGONS
A
FLIGHT of Dragons

 Nic Ridsdel

DREAMS AN ELYSIUM
of dreams.

Krysia
Jones

DRINKERS A LUSH
of drinkers.

Ian Keoppen

DRUGGIES A STASH
of druggies.

Robert D.
Cunningham

DRUMMERS A CRASH
of drummers.

Saundra Fitzpatrick

DRUNKS A STAGGER
of drunks.

Jinxy

A
PICKLE of drunks.

Steve Henwood & Felicia Uriarte

DUNG
BEETLES

A
****LOAD of dung
beetles  (asterisk for obvious reasons)    

Thanks Susan


Aadvarks to Butterflies
Car mechanics to
Dung beetles
Editors to
Gunzels

Hair stylists to
Lumberjacks

Magicians to
Ornithologists

Painters to Rock
climbers

Sailors to System
administrators

Talk show hosts
to Urbanites



Vampires to
Zombies