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FICTITIOUS
COLLECTIVE NOUNS

“SAILORS TO SYSTEM
ADMINISTRATORS”

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

SAILORS TO SYSTEM
ADMINISTRATORS

SAILORS A KNOT
of sailors (in Port)

A MUTINY
of sailors (at sea)

J.Rietveld

SAINT BERNARDS A
SLOBBER
of Saint Bernards.

Sam Overman

SALESMEN AN
IMPLAUSIBILITY
of salesmen.

Richard
Jarvis

SALIVA A SPLATTERING
of saliva
.

Ezz Bish

SASQUATCH A SMAGLINSKI 
of Sasquatch 

A STINK
of Sasquatch

Professor
Alex J. Ivall

Additional
information provided by Prof. Ivall.

Technical
term for this group of animals is EUQUADH or (you ka duh).
This is derived from native Canadian word meaning big smell. The
Iroquois translation of a similar word , EKADA , meaning foul air. The
terms generally relate to the foul stench emitted by
the mythical beast.

SCHOOL
CANES

A THWACK
of school canes.

Ezz Bish

SCHOOL
PRINCIPALS
A DETENTION
of school principals.

Ken Jaffe


SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
A
SACRIFICE of school
volunteers.

Teresa


SCHOOLGIRLS

A GIGGLE
of schoolgirls

Mike Austin and Simon
West

SCUBA
DIVERS
A POD
of scuba divers.

Ken Jaffe

SEAMSTRESSES A STITCH
of seamstresses.

Dani Byrne

SEARCH
ENGINES
A TRAWL
of search engines.

Ezz Bish

SHEEP A GAMBOL
of sheep.

Ezz Bish

A
BROTHEL of sheep.


Jordan Ballard

SHOES A TROMP
of shoes.

Teresa

SHOPPERS A SWARM
of shoppers.

Ken Jaffe

SHREWS A GOSSIP
of shrews.

 Sheila Lee.

SIGNALMEN A BOX
of signalmen.

Brian Milligan

SINGERS A GARGLE
or HUM of singers.

Teresa

SINNERS A CONTRITION
of sinners.

Ken Jaffe

SKATEBOARDERS A TWIST,
GRIND, CRASH, BREAK, GROAN, RAMP
OR OLLIE
of skateboarders.

Teresa

SKATERS A BLADE
of skaters.

Teresa

SKY
DIVERS
A FREE-FALL
of sky divers.

Ken Jaffe

SLUMLORDS An EVICTION
of slumlords.

Ken Jaffe

SMART
CARS
A
SMUG
of smart cars.

 Annette
Eggleton.

SMOKERS  A
WHEEZE of smokers.

Lucki
Wilder

A
PACK

or GASP of smokers.

Tom Moores
and Pat Carter

A
COUGHIN

of smokers.

Linda
Compton

A
CLOUD

of smokers.

Ken Jaffe

SNEAKERS/TRAINERS A REEK
of sneakers.

Teresa

SOCCER
PLAYERS
A SCORE
of soccer players.

Jinxy

SOCIAL
WORKERS
A SENSITIVITY
of social workers.

Arthur B.
Dobrin

SOLICITORS A PREVARICATION
of Solicitors

Neil
Wallace Smith

SONAR OPERATORS A PING
of sonar operators.

Nick Street

SONG
WRITERS
A MUSE
of song writers.

Ken Jaffe

SOPRANOS A GAGGLE
of sopranos.

Ken Jaffe

SPANIELS A WAGGLE
of spaniels..

Eain Crossen

SPECTROSCOPISTS A LINE
of spectroscopists.

Dani Byrne

SPELLING
ERRORS
A
PROFUSHUN
of spelling errors.

Matt
Presson

SPIES A TREASON
or TREACHERY of spies.

Ezz Bish

SPRINTERS A FLIGHT
of sprinters.

Ken Jaffe

STINGRAYS A FEVER
of stingrays
. ******

Jen Albert
& Patrick McCarthy

******  This term
has been sent in by two different people, however, they are
notoriously difficult to authenticate.  I have been unable to
find any other mention of this term, hence, it being placed in the
Fictitious list, if however, anyone can find this term mentioned
elsewhere I would be delighted to hear from you so it can be
transferred to the “Collectives” page.

STOCK
TRADERS
A TUMULT
of stock traders.

Ken Jaffe

An
INSCRUTABILITY of
stock traders.


David

STORY
TELLERS
A FABLE
of story tellers.

Krysia
Jones

STUDENTS A MESS
of students.

Alex Oldham

A
PANDEMONIUM of students
.

Diane
Campbell

A
RABBLE

of students.

Kenneth
Jaffe

SUPPORT
ENGINEERS
A
SLUMBER

of support engineers.

Keith
Tomlin

SURGEONS A SCRUB
of surgeons.

Ken Jaffe

SURVEYORS An ARGUMENT
or SQUABBLE of Quantity
Surveyors.

Brian
Milligan


SWALLOWS
A
SUMMER of swallows.

William Braquemard

A SPIT of swallows.

A GULP of swallows.

David

SWANS A ROYAL
of swans.

Don Halls

A REGATTA
of swans
.

Mal Walker

SWIMMERS A STROKE
of swimmers.

A BUOYANCY
of swimmers.

Ken Jaffe


SYCOPHANTS
A
TOADY of Sycophants

Mal Walker

An
AFFIRMATION
of sycophants.

David


SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS

A CLOUD
of sysadmins (system administrators)

Richard Grey


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