Monday, June 30, 2008

Manic Monday: Pride

A group of lions is called a "pride."

Other groups of animals have weird terminology as well.
Here's a site that lists them. It also has words for non-animal groups. (e.g. an armada of ships).
Here's another site with a similar list.

Here were my favorites:

A STAND of flamingoes
A PITEOUSNESS of doves
A KNOT of toads
A PARLIAMENT of owls
A PASSEL of possum
A WEYR of dragons
A SHREWDNESS of apes
A MURDER of crows
(Incidentally, it says a group of lawyers is also called a "murder". Heh!)
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10 comments:

Jamie said...

My favorites were always the parliament of owls and the Exhultation of Larks.

We are doing tandem brain again because of the pride of lions.

Jamie said...

Make that exaltation

Meloncutter said...

A peck of pickled peckers.

Later Y'all.

Meloncutter said...

Oooooooops. I meant peppers.

Later Y'all Again.

anthonynorth said...

Great list. And it's good to make some up, too. A thicket of politicians comes to mind.

WillThink4Wine said...

I hardly ever see a weyr of dragons... probably a good thing, though.

The Flying Monkeys said...

VERY NICE PRIDE! Chabow!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Melon made me laugh out loud. I love the last one best. Have a great MM. :)

Marilyn said...

I think it's a blather of bloggers.

Deb said...

I love Marilyn's!