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FICTITIOUS
COLLECTIVE NOUNS

“PAINTERS TO ROCK
CLIMBERS”

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 COLLECTIVES


PAINTERS TO ROCK CLIMBERS

PAINTERS
A
PALETTE of painters.


Jerry
Miakush

A
STROKE
of painters

Ken Jaffe

PANDAS A SHYNESS
of pandas.


Shawn
Horatio Clifford

A CUPBOARD
of pandas.

Talese Shertzer

 

PARENTS A FRAZZLE
of parents of more than 2 adolescents of any gender.

Richard
Sanborn BA, MA, JD

PARLIAMENTARIANS A DOGMA of
parliamentarians.

Ken Jaffe

A ROOKERY
of parliamentarians.

 
Hugh Bedford

PATCH
COLLECTORS
A STITCH
of patch collectors.

Robert D.
Cunningham

PATHOLOGISTS A BODY
of pathologists.

Stephen
Lee-Woolf

PEEP (Sandpiper)

A MARSH
of mellow peeps.

Dr. Peter Cyrog

PELICANS A PASCLE
of pelicans (pronounced “passal” )

Paul
Jacobson

This
term may be
authentic but could not be confirmed.

Paul has
also kindly supplied some additional information on this one.

Only
applies to the white pelican, which winters on the southern coasts of
Florida and California with it’s brown cousins. Summers find it on the
great plains at many small reservoirs. (There are currently around
2000 or so at Jackson Lake State Park in northeast Colorado.)
According to the book, they are found as far north as the middle of
Alberta and Saskatchewan. (SP?)

A
SQUADRON

of pelicans.

Patrick

PENGUINS A
PARCEL
of
penguins.                                               

Duncan

This
term may be
authentic but could not be confirmed.

A
WEEBLE
of penguins.


Scott
E. Frias

A
PARTY
of penguins.

David McPeek

PEOPLE A FAMILY
of people.

A CONGREGATION
of people

A CROWD
of
people. 

Anon.

A
POPULATION

of people.

Krysia
Jones

A
JEALOUSY
of people.

Colin
Thompson

PERFUMIERS A FRAGRANCE
of Perfumiers.

Krysia
Jones

PHARMACISTS A
SCRIPT
of pharmacists.

John Barron

PHILATELISTS A LICK
of philatelists.

Sam Overman

PHILOSOPHERS A THOUGHT,
FREUD
  of JUNG
of philosophers.

John Barron

A
DIELECTRIC
of philosophers.

Simon West


PHLEBOTOMISTS

A VEIN
of phlebotomists.

Richard Grey

PHOTOGRAPHERS A GALLERY
of photographers.

An ALBUM
of photographers.

Donna and Les
Duff

A
GAGGLE
of photographers.

David
Belleville

PHYSICISTS A QUARK
or QUANTUM of physicists.

John Barron

A
TANGLE of physicists.

Jamie
Blanche

PIGEONS A SHAME
of pigeons.

Karl Slater

PILOTSAN
EGO
of pilots.

Mr. Durlston-Powell

PIT
BULLS

A PANDEMONIUM of pit pulls.

Natalie
Stevens

PLASTIC
SURGEONS
A REJUVENATION
of plastic surgeons.

Donna
Clare.

An
AUGMENTATION of
plastic surgeons.

Simon West

PLEBOTOMISTS A HAEMORRHAGE
of plebotomists 

(people who collect blood or do
blood-letting)

Donna Clare

PLUMBERS A TANK
of plumbers.

Brian
Milligan

A
FLOOD of plumbers.

 

Richard
Grey

POETS A RHYME
of poets.

Kerry Parke

A STANZA
of poets.

Simon West

POKER
PLAYERS
A DRAW
of poker players.

Jinxy

POLICEMEN A PAIN
of policemen.   
                               
Gine Wells.

A POSSE
of
policemen.                             
Alan Jameson

An ARREST
of policemen. 
                             
Tig Dupre

POLITICIANS An
EXPENSE
or
CHAOS
of
politicians.              

 John
Mihaljevic

A
FIB
of politicians.

Jinxy

A
SHAME
of politicians.

Tom Moores
and Pat Carter

A
CORRUPTION

of politicians.

Roger
Webb

A
TROUGH of politicians.

Mal Walker

A
CORRUPTION
of politicians

Simon West

POMERANIANS A
TRIUMPH

of pomeranians

Christina
Gonzales

POOL
SHARKS
A POCKET
of pool sharks.

Ken Jaffe

PORTERS A BAGGAGE
of porters.

Kenneth
Jaffe

POSSUMS
A LARD
of possums..

Prof. H.
Crawford

POST MODERNISTS A
BANALITY
of post modernists.

Simon West

POSTMEN A PARCEL,
an EXPRESS or a
DELIVERY
of postmen.

Karen A.
Jones

POTHEADS A SNACKING
of potheads.

Ken Jaffe

A
HAZE of potheads.

Richard Grey

POTTERS A SPLATTERING
of potters.

Ken Jaffe

A
HARRY of potters.

A
WHEEL of potters.

Howard Eglowstein

PREACHERS A GLORY
of preachers.

Tom
Moores and Pat Carter

PREMIER-GOERS A GANNET
of premier-goers.

Ray Pearce


PREPPIES

A FITCH
of preppies

Richard Grey

PRESENTERS A
WAFFLE
of presenters.

Jinxy

PRINCIPALS A
GRADUATION, PADDLE, SWITCH,
DETENTION, EXPULSION
of principals.

R. Zimmerman

A PEDAGOGY,
PINSTRIPE

(or POLYESTER depending on
the economic condition of the school),
POOH-BAH,
PRAXIS, PREPONDERANCE, PROMINENCE, ZIMMERMAN

of principals.

Ms. Leininger

A LACK of
principals
.

Peter Torney


PRINTERS
AN
INKLING of printers.

David Munro

PROCTOLOGISTS A PUCKER
of proctologists.

Ken Jaffe

A PROBE
of proctologists.


William
D. Sessoms

PROCTOLOGY PATIENTS A CLENCH
of proctology patients.

Sam Overman

PROGRAMMERSAn
ARRAY
of programmer
s.

Luciano
V.

A
COMPILING of programmers.

Richard
Grey

PROJECT
MANAGERS
A PLAN
of project managers.

Tom
Davidson

An
INEFFECTUALITY
of project managers.

Cameron
Crawford

A
COINCIDENCE
of project managers.

Colleague of David
Bramwell

PROJECTIONISTS A SHOW
of projectionists.

John Barron


PROSTITUTES
A
RASH of prostitutes.

Nanette Bergevin

A
CORSET of Prostitutes.

Kyra
Freeburg

A WHORD
of prostitutes.

Larry Cronin
 

PSYCHIATRISTS A
SECTION
of psychiatrists.

Sue  Hamilton

PSYCHICS

An
ORACLE of Psychics

Mal Walker

A
SCAM
of psychics

Joffler

PSYCHOANALYSTS A COMPLEX
of psychoanalysts

 Paolo Fanutza.

PSYCHOLOGISTS A COMPLEX
of psychologists.

Dani Byrne

PUBLIC SPEAKERS An AD
NAUSEAM
of public speakers.

Sam Overman

PUNDITS A PREVARICATION
of pundits.

Joseph A.
Turano

PUPPIES An AWW
of puppies.

Sam Overman

PURE
MATHEMATICIANS
A SET
of pure mathematicians
.

Dani Byrne

QUANTITY SURVEYORS A CONSPIRACY
of quantity surveyors.

David Bramwell

RABBITS A MULTIPLICATION
of rabbits.

Ruby Baker

A
DOWN of rabbits.

Suzanne Boone

These maybe
true terms;  if anyone can confirm that to be the case please let
us know and it will be transferred to the page at
http://www.hintsandthings.com/kennel/collectives.htm 

 

RAPPERS
A TORTURE
of rappers.

Natalie
Stevens

RATS AN INQUISITIVENESS
of rats. 
     

 John, Kath & Family.

RAVENS A MISERY
of ravens.

Sue
Worthington

If
anyone can prove this to be a true collective term for Ravens please
let us know the source so it can be moved to the appropriate page.

RED
HEADS
 A
TROUBLE or
BLAZE
of Red Heads.

Isaac Linkletter

REFEREES An INTERFERENCE
of Referees.

Ken Jaffe

REPORTERS A DECEIT
of reporters.

Simon West

ROBINS A BOBBIN’
of robins.

Natalie
Stevens

ROCK
CLIMBERS
A GRIP
of rock climbers.

Paul Taylor


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