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




FICTITIOUS
COLLECTIVE NOUNS

“EDITORS TO GUNZELS”

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


EDITORS TO GUNZELS

 

EDITORS A CUT
of editors.

A DISSOLVE
of editors.

David Scott

ELECTRIC SWITCH MAKERS A CLIQUE
of electric switch makers.

Sam Overman

ELECTRICAL
ENGINEERS
A
GRID
of electrical engineers.

Dani Byrne

ELECTRICIANS A SHOCK
or SHOCKING of
electricians.

John Barron

A
SPARK
of electricians.

Brian
Milligan

ELEPHANTS A MEMORY
of elephants.

Grant Smith

N.B

The more
authentic collective nouns for elephants are 

HERD
or
PARADE.

 

EMOTION AN EXCITEMENT
of emotion.
 

Krysia Jones

ENGINEERS
A CONFUSION
of engineers.

Richard
Jarvis

A
PRECISION
of engineers.

A
DESIGN
of engineers.

Thomas Muskopf 

ENGINES A PISTON
of engines.

Bryan
Solomons

A
STUTTER of engines.

A
WHEEZE of steam
engines


Martin Hampton


ENGLISHMEN
A
SPHINCTER of Englishmen.

Sandy Wolfe

E.O.D.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

A BLAST
of E.O.D.

A CRAB
of EOD techs 
(The EOD badge is referred to as a “crab” due to it’s shape)

A CAST
of EOD techs (A group of crabs is a “cast”)

Hyrum Lebaron

ESTATE
AGENTS
AN
EXAGGERATION
of estate agents.

Roger
Griffiths

EX
CONS
A PROBATION
of ex cons.

Ken Jaffe


FACEBOOKERS
A
PROCRASINATION of facebookers.

Jenni Putzke

FACTORY
WORKERS
A COLONY
of factory workers.

Ken Jaffe

FAERIES / FAIRIES A FRENZY
of faeries.

Rae

A
GLAMOUR
of faeries

Kira Jones Gold

A
FLUTTER
of fairies
 

FARMERS

A farmer is a man out standing in his
field.

Mike Reid

A BALE
of farmers.

Ken Jaffe

 

FEMINISTS A
KITCHEN
of feminists.

Ronald Gaffin

FERMENTATION
CHEMISTS
A BATH
of fermentation chemists.

Dani Byrne

A
DISTILLATION of
fermentation chemists.


David

FERRETS A THIEVE
OF FERRETS

Danielle
Jackson

FIRE
& GAS TECHNICIANS
A SNOOZE
of fire and gas technicians.

Keith Tomlin

FIREMEN A
SPRINKLER
of firemen.

Alan
Jameson

A
BLAZE of firemen


Simon West

FIREWORKS A SPARKLE
of Fireworks, 

A FIZZ
of Fireworks

A FANTASMO
of Fireworks

A FANTASTIKO
of
Fireworks                                
Krysia Jones

FISHERMEN A
FLEET
of fishermen.

Alan Jameson

FLEAS
An ANNOYANCE
of
fleas.             

Randy Nissley

A
CIRCUS of fleas


Cliff Ashford

FLORISTS AN ARRANGEMENT
of florists.


Jerry
Miakush

A
BOUQUET of florists.


Ken
Jaffe

A
BLOOM of florists.

Richard Grey

FORGERS A DECEPTION
of forgers.

Ken Jaffe

A
FRAUDULENCE
of forgers.

David

FRAGGLES A GAGGLE
of Fraggles (80s TV show)

Robert D.
Cunningham

FRIENDS A WARMTH
of friends.

Ken Jaffe


FUTUROLOGISTS
A
CLOUD of futurologists.

Cameron Crawford

GARBAGE
COLLECTORS
A STENCH
of garbage collectors.

Ken Jaffe

GARDENERS A SPADE of gardeners.

Ken Jaffe

A
PLANTATION
of gardeners.

John Heins

GASTROENTEROLOGISTS A POLYP
of gastroenterologists 

(Doctors who work with bowel diseases)

Donna Clare

GATORS A LUGGAGE
of gators.

Garry
Adrian

GENEALOGISTS A TREE
of genealogists.

Nick Street

GENETICISTS A LITTER
of geneticists.

Dani Byrne

A
SEQUENCE
of geneticists.


David

GENTLEMEN A CHIVALRY
of gentlemen.

Kenneth Jaffe

GERMAN
SHORT HAIRED POINTERS
A SPAZ
of German short haired pointers,

Christina
Gonzales

GERMANS
An ARMY
of Germans.

Richard
Sanborn BA, MA, JD

GIRAFFE A
LEGIBLE
of giraffe.

Sir Dr. Lowry


This maybe an
authentic term but, as yet, cannot be authenticated.
 

GIRL
SCOUTS
A SALES
FORCE
of girl scouts.

Michael
Henderson

GIRLS A GIGGLE
of girls.

Tig Dupre
and Mike Gerry

GOALIES A PATIENCE
of goalies.

A REFLEX
of goalies.

Ken Jaffe

GOLFERS A DIVOT
of golfers.


Ronald
S. Montesano

A
BOGEY
of golfers.


Ken
Jaffe

GORILLAS A WHOOP
of gorillas.

Andy Totterdale


This
term could, in fact, be a genuine one.  It was used in a sketch on
“Not the Nine O’Clock News” but no confirmation from reputable
sources can be found.  If you know otherwise please let us know.


GRANNIES
A
GROUCH
of Grannies
A
CREAK
of Grannies


Patrick Cloward


Sorry grannies!!!!!


GRAVE DIGGERS
A
CRYPT of gravediggers.

Mal Walker

GREMLINS A CONSPIRACY
of gremlins.

Lucki
Wilder

GROANS A PUNISHMENT
of groans.

Harold
Daughety

GUINEA
PIGS

A
SQUEAK of guinea pigs.


Paul
Taylor


A MUNCH of guinea
pigs.

Meg
Leigh

A
FAMINE
of guinea pigs.

Adrian
Favell

A
TODDLE of guinea
pigs.


Daren

This may,
in fact, be a true collective term for guinea pigs but I have not been
able to confirm this.  If anyone out there knows please let us know
and it can be transferred to the genuine page.


GUITARISTS
A STRING
of guitarists.

Mike
Tierney

GUNZELS A GAPE
of gunzels.**

Barry Blair

Apparently a “gunzel”
is an Australian term for people interested in watching trains, engines
and locomotives.  These are sometimes called “railfan”,
“rail buff” or, here in the UK, a “train spotter”.


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