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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Knowledgerush: Collective Nouns for People


Collective nouns can be tricky. We've made a game on road trips by naming collective nouns for animals. With young children, this educational game elicits lots of giggles.

Q. What's a group of geese called?

A gaggle.

Q. What's a group of lions called?

A pride.

And so on...

But, have you heard this one?

Q. What's a group of secret agents called?

A bond of secret agents.

For your summer road trip, here's a new spin collective nouns for people, which you may not be familiar with:

Subject ......... Collective term
academics........A faculty of academics
accountants.....A balance of accountants
actors...............A cast of actors
arsonists..........A conflagration of arsonists
auto dealers.....A lot of automobile dealers
beauties...........A bevy of beauties
bureaucrats.....A shuffle of bureaucrats
cardiologists....A flutter of cardiologists
critics...............A pan of critics
doctors.............A doctrine of doctors
engineers.........A geek of engineers
fishermen.........An exaggeration of fishermen

For the complete list, visit Knowledgerush.com.