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FICTITIOUS COLLECTIVE NOUNS

"TALK SHOW HOSTS TO URBANITES"

This page is just a bit of fun!

The page of collective nouns has created a lot of interest and some very unusual suggestions, so I thought I would start a page of the more "suspect" or innovative ones in order not to confuse the younger visitors.

Please note - many of these suggestions are provided by our visitors and are not necessarily 'endorsed' by Hints and Things.

PLEASE REMEMBER THESE ARE THE UNOFFICIAL NOMENCLATURE

Collective nouns more likely be authentic.  

Due to the popularity of this page it has become very large and, therefore, somewhat cumbersome so I have taken the decision to spread it over several different pages.

FICTITIOUS COLLECTIVE NOUNS

TALK SHOW HOSTS TO URBANITES

TALK SHOW HOSTS A WIT of talk show hosts.

Ken Jaffe

A CONFRONTATION of talk show hosts.

Ken Jaffe

TAX EVADERS A CHEAT of tax evaders.

Jan Schorsij
Middelburg, the Netherlands

TAX PAYERS A SCREAM of tax payers.

Tom Moores and Pat Carter

TAILORS A SPOOL of tailors.

Ken Jaffe

TANNERS A STENCH of tanners.

Ken Jaffe

TEACHERS A BOOK, CLASS, FINAL, QUIZ, TEST, GRADING, REPORT, TEXT, SUFFERING of teachers

R. Zimmerman

A SADOMASOCHIST of teachers.

Mr. Courtright

A COMPLAINT of teachers.

Colin Thompson

TECHNICIANS A MENSA of technicians.

Eloise Parrack

A CLUSTER of technicians.

Technician group doesn't seem right to me. Mensa implies all technicians are smart. Too often people get labelled as technicians or even engineers (despite never obtaining a degree in engineering) and are just someone trained to do one slightly skilled job to a satisfactory level.

When you have more than one technician, what you are creating is a level of redundancy; a well known term to technicians. Another term for a group of things containing redundant systems is called a cluster.

I propose that a group of Technicians here forth be labelled a cluster of technicians.

Trevor

TEDDY BEARS

A HUG of teddy bears (O.K. this might be a wind up - but it was too nice to ignore) 

                                                                 Jeff Burke

TEENAGERS A SHOCK of teenagers.

Jenni Putzke

An ANGST of teenagers.

Richard Grey

TELEPHONISTS A RING of telephonists.

Greg Palmer

 

TENNIS PLAYERS A RACKET of tennis players.

Kenneth Jaffe

TENORS An EGO of tenors.

Ken Jaffe

TERMINATORS
A GENOCIDE of Terminators.


Cliff

TERRORISTS An EXPLOSION of terrorists.

Richard Sanborn BA, MA, JD

THEORETICAL METEOROLOGISTS A CLOUD of theoretical meteorologists.

Dani Byrne

THEORETICAL PHYSICISTS A FIELD of theoretical physicists.

Dani Byrne

An INSCRUTABILITY of theoretical physicists.

David

THERAPISTS A WORRY of therapists.

John-Luke Edwards PhD

THORNS A PAIN of thorns.

A JAB of thorns.

Jenni Putzke

TOADS A DICAPRIO of toads.

 Lee (on behalf of her boyfriend)

TOOLS A GRIP of tools.

Krysia Jones

TORTOISES A CLUSTER of tortoises.

A ROCKERY of tortoises.

Devina Shah

These maybe authentic terms as opposed to fictitious but no confirmation could be found.

TOURISTS An AGAPE of tourists.

Sean V Corinth

TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS An ISLAND of traffic controllers.

John Barron

TRAFFIC WARDENS An AGGRAVATION of traffic wardens.

Stan Saunders.

TRAPPERS A PELT of trappers.

Kenneth Jaffe

TRAVELLERS / TRAVELERS A SUITCASE of travelers / travellers.

Bryan Lee Peterson

TREASURE HUNTERS A CACHE of treasure hunters.

Robert D. Cunningham

TREE SURGEONS A CLIMB of tree surgeons.

Simon West

TRUCKERS A STINK of truckers.

Edward Smith

(I am one, so I know that it's generally the case.)

TWITTER FOLLOWERS A PURCHASE of twitter followers.

Joffler

TWO-YEAR OLDS A TANTRUM of two-year olds.

Sheila May Lee.

A TERROR of two-year-olds.                                     Max Levin

(derived from the expression "The Terrible Twos.")

 

UNDERTAKERS A SOLEMNITY of undertakers.

Simon West

UNICORNS A FANTASY of unicorns.

Natalie Stevens

A BLESSING of unicorns.                      

 Jayne Collins.

A GLORY of unicorns.

Brigitte Wray-Miller (via Bruce Coville)

UNIX ADMINS A LEGACY of UNIX admins.

Cameron Crawford

URBANITES A FASHION of urbanites.

Ian Keoppen

Aadvarks to Butterflies
Car mechanics to Dung beetles
Editors to Gunzels
Hair stylists to Lumberjacks
Magicians to Ornithologists
Painters to Rock climbers
Sailors to System administrators
Talk show hosts to Urbanites

Vampires to Zombies


 

 

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