Noah’s Ark – Weird Words for Groups of Animals

2 05 2007

Here is a list I stumbled across, its what different animals are called in a group.

Make me giggle.  Who makes up this stuff?

Singular:

In a group:

elk:

a gang of elk

ferrets:

a business of ferrets

giraffe:

a tower of giraffes

hyena:

a cackle of hyenas

kangaroo:

a troop of kangaroos

leopard:

a leap of leopards

monkey:

a barrel or troop of monkeys

lion:

a pride of lions

tiger:

a streak of tigers

frog:

an army of frogs

shark:

a shiver of sharks

dove:

a dule of doves

eagle:

a convocation of eagles

flamingo:

a stand of flamingoes

hawk:

a kettle or cast of hawks

owl:

a parliament of owls

parrots:

a company of parrots

peacock:

an ostentation of peacocks

raven:

an unkindness of ravens

goldfish:

a charm or glint of goldfish

viper:

a nest of vipers

alligator:

a congregation of alligators

crocodile:

a float of crocodiles

ape:

a shrewdness of apes

cheetah:

a coalition of cheetahs

crow:

a murder of crows

hummingbird:

a charm of hummingbirds

jellyfish:

a smack of jellyfish

lark:

an exultation or ascension of larks

pony:

a string of ponies

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7 responses

2 05 2007
Katie

They missed one. A storm of MB’s.

2 05 2007
Joey

I was sure it was singular ‘mb’ group was a bastard of mb’s, or was it a grumpy of mb’s

Maybe it was a pulse of mb’s????

3 05 2007
arnoldthemethodical

Please add ‘A horror of children’

3 05 2007
Joey

hahahah, thank you arnoldthemethodical. . . .

too funny. . . . .

4 05 2007
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15 05 2007
blackdove

You forgot the collective noun of baboons (from wikipediea) – A congress of baboons. Tells pretty much about politicians.

15 05 2007
Joey

hahahah,

thanks blackdove.

I’ll add that one.

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