Would-be collective nouns

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 21, 2009

Culled from Twitter, a list of collective nouns that may or may not be in the dictionary. Some favorites:

a conspiracy of theorists
an array of geeks
a melancholy of goths (more here)
a pratfall of clowns
an argument of lawyers
a tantrum of 2 year olds
a fondling of vicars
a meta of collective nouns

Update: And I’d completely forgotten about the perfection of a fixie of hipsters.

Update: An Exaltation of Larks is a book chock full of collective nouns written by James Lipton (yes, that James Lipton). (thx, david)