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




FICTITIOUS
COLLECTIVE NOUNS

“TALK SHOW HOSTS TO
URBANITES”

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

TALK SHOW HOSTS TO
URBANITES

TALK
SHOW HOSTS
A WIT
of talk show hosts.

Ken Jaffe

A
CONFRONTATION of talk show
hosts.

Ken
Jaffe

TAX EVADERS A CHEAT
of tax evaders.



Jan Schorsij
Middelburg, the Netherlands

TAX
PAYERS
A SCREAM
of tax payers.

Tom
Moores and Pat Carter

TAILORS A SPOOL
of tailors.

Ken Jaffe

TANNERS A STENCH
of tanners.

Ken Jaffe

TEACHERS A
BOOK, CLASS, FINAL, QUIZ,
TEST, GRADING, REPORT, TEXT, SUFFERING

of teachers

R.
Zimmerman

A
SADOMASOCHIST

of teachers.

Mr.
Courtright

A
COMPLAINT

of teachers.

Colin
Thompson

TECHNICIANS A MENSA
of technicians.

Eloise
Parrack


A CLUSTER of
technicians.

Technician group doesn’t seem right to me.
Mensa implies all technicians are smart. Too often people get
labelled as technicians or even engineers (despite never
obtaining a degree in engineering) and are just someone trained
to do one slightly skilled job to a satisfactory level.

When you have more than one technician,
what you are creating is a level of redundancy; a well known
term to technicians. Another term for a group of things
containing redundant systems is called a cluster.

I propose that a group of Technicians here
forth be labelled a cluster of technicians.


Trevor

TEDDY BEARS

A HUG of teddy bears (O.K. this might be a
wind up – but it was too nice to ignore) 

                                                              
  Jeff Burke

A NAUGHTINESS of
teddy bears.

Robert OFee


TEENAGERS
A
SHOCK of teenagers.

Jenni Putzke

An ANGST
of teenagers.

Richard Grey

TELEPHONISTS A RING
of telephonists.

Greg
Palmer

 

TENNIS
PLAYERS
A RACKET
of tennis players.

Kenneth
Jaffe

TENORS
An
EGO of tenors.

Ken Jaffe

TERMINATORS
A
GENOCIDE
of Terminators.


Cliff

TERRORISTS An EXPLOSION
of terrorists.

Richard
Sanborn BA, MA, JD

THEORETICAL
METEOROLOGISTS
A CLOUD
of theoretical meteorologists.

Dani Byrne

THEORETICAL
PHYSICISTS
A FIELD
of theoretical physicists.

Dani Byrne

An
INSCRUTABILITY of
theoretical physicists
.


David

THERAPISTS A WORRY
of therapists.


John-Luke
Edwards PhD


THORNS
A
PAIN of thorns.

A JAB
of thorns.

Jenni
Putzke

TOADS A DICAPRIO
of toads.

 Lee (on behalf of her boyfriend)

TOOLS A GRIP
of tools.

Krysia
Jones

TORTOISES A CLUSTER
of tortoises.

A ROCKERY
of tortoises.

Devina
Shah

These
maybe authentic terms as opposed to fictitious but no confirmation
could be found.

TOURISTS An AGAPE of tourists.

Sean V Corinth

TRAFFIC
CONTROLLERS
An ISLAND
of traffic controllers.

John Barron

TRAFFIC
WARDENS

An AGGRAVATION
of traffic wardens.

Stan
Saunders.

TRAPPERS A PELT
of trappers.

Kenneth
Jaffe

TRAVELLERS
/ TRAVELERS
A SUITCASE
of travelers / travellers.

Bryan Lee
Peterson

TREASURE
HUNTERS

A CACHE
of treasure hunters.

Robert D.
Cunningham

TREE SURGEONS A CLIMB
of tree surgeons.

Simon West

TROMBONE PLAYERS A SPIT
of trombone players.

Teresa

TRUCKERS A STINK
of truckers.

Edward
Smith

(I am
one, so I know that it’s generally the case.)

TRUMPET PLAYERS A VANITY
or BLOW of trumpet
players.

Teresa

TWITTER FOLLOWERS A
PURCHASE
of twitter followers.

Joffler

TWO-YEAR
OLDS
A
TANTRUM
of two-year olds.

Sheila May
Lee.

A
TERROR

of two-year-olds.  
                                  
Max Levin

(derived from the expression “The Terrible
Twos.”)

 

UNDERTAKERSA
SOLEMNITY of
undertakers.

Simon West

UNICORNS A FANTASY
of unicorns.

Natalie
Stevens

A
BLESSING
of unicorns.                      

 Jayne Collins.

A
GLORY of unicorns.

Brigitte
Wray-Miller (via Bruce Coville)


UNIX ADMINS

A
LEGACY of UNIX admins.

Cameron Crawford


URBANITES
A
FASHION of urbanites.

Ian Keoppen


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