Collective Nouns

If you’ve ever hit a crossword question asking for the collective noun for a particular group of animals, the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Centre has a page titled Animal Congregations, or What Do You Call a Group Of…? that may help you.

Worth noting that the NPWRC page is talking through its arse once it gets to the non-American animals — a group of kangaroos is a mob, not a troop, as are sheep if you’re in Australia — so for something a little more worldly try; Scorpio Tales’ Collective Nouns, Fun With Words’ Collective Nouns, and OjoHaven’s Collective Nouns.

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  1. michael

    8 July 2004 at 5.22 pm

    what is the collective noun for a group of mentors?


  2. sbszine

    8 July 2004 at 5.50 pm

    Mentors. It’s the plural of a proper noun from the Odyssey


  3. Anonymous Coward

    8 November 2005 at 5.24 pm

    can you give me the collective nouns for puppies, bushes, clothesand bells


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