I was reading a book earlier today and at one point the main character is trying to remember what a group of ravens is called. It’s an Unkindness – An Unkindness of Ravens. And so, my curious mind wondered that groups of other things are called.
This all fits into the mental file labeled useless information I may need one day to astound and impress others. I was surprised – just about everything has a “group” name other than litter, herd, bunch, or pack. I picked out just the ones that tickled me …
A GROUP OF : IS CALLED A(N)
Bats Colony or Cloud (Cloud – I like that)
Butterflies Flight or Flutter (Any question – Flutter)
Camels Caravan, Train, or Flock (Really?? Flock??)
Cats Clower, Clutter, Comfort (kittens are a kindle)
Chickens Brood or Peep (From here on it’s a Peep of Chickens!)
Cockroaches Intrusion (Yep – absolutely!)
Flamingoes Stand or Flamboyance
Gulls Colony or Screech (Lived in Galveston–definitely a Screech)
Mosquitoes Scourge (Yep, yep, yep)
Porcupines Prickle (hahahaha – had to include this)
Rattlesnakes Rhumba (somebody made that up)
Sand Dollars Purse (Gee – I’ve found a Purse of sand dollars before)
I am obviously easily amused!