Hi everyone I hope you’re all well! Its been a while since I’ve had cause to go looking in the dark recess of the interwebs for a collective name for something, but someone told me what the collective term for giraffes was, and I found myself googling it to see if it was true because it just seemed so perfect a word (it is true and it’s in this list).
Having opened that can of worms, I found myself losing a good hour trying to find some other collective nouns I’d not heard before. Here are ten of them.
Interesting Collective Nouns 4
‘Loveliness‘ is the collective noun for a group of ladybirds. A Loveliness of ladybirds.
‘Business‘ is the name for a group of ferrets. A business of ferrets.
‘Skulk‘ can be used to describe a group of thieves. A skulk of thieves.
Rumour has it that ‘Nest‘ is the collective name for a collection of rumours (but I’d not spread it around). A nest of rumours.
‘Shiver‘ can be used to describe a gathering of sharks (hopefully you’d never need to know this one!) A shiver of sharks.
‘Phalanx‘ is the term for a group of umbrellas. A phalanx of umbrellas.
‘Shower‘ can be used in reference to a group of meteorologists (rather fittingly I’d say.) A shower of meteorologists.
‘Soufflé‘ can be used to describe a gathering of clouds. A soufflé of clouds.
‘Drunkship‘ is the collective name for a group of cobblers. A drunkship of cobblers.
‘Tower‘ (and this is my favourite on this list) is the collective name for a group of giraffes. A tower of giraffes.
As always, thank you for sharing your time with me!
Until next time,
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