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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

A shrewdness of apes and a business of ferrets

While dropping off at school this morning, I learned that Veronica (age 7) is studying the collective nouns used to describe groups of animals. I got such a kick out of these two (listed above). The collective noun somehow gets at the essence of the animal, in a way that makes me smile.

Here are some others

  • A bloat of hippos
  • A leap of leopards
  • A scurry of squirrels
  • A pounce of cats
  • A streak of tigers

These nouns need to find ways into our everyday conversations more often. Maybe we should make these trivia questions at the cafes for a while.

So what would we call a group of baristas?

  • A press of baristi?
  • A pour of baristi?
  • A jitter of baristi?
  • A puck of baristi?


Blogger Jeff Hess said...

Shalom Sarah,

My favorite has always been:

An Unkindness of Ravens.



4:20 PM, January 10, 2006  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

Vee thinks it shoud be a esspress cup of baristi

9:20 AM, January 21, 2006  

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