Well, another week has passed and another Monday is here to phlog.
You will be relieved that I have no deep and meaningful message for you in my photos today. Rather, I thought we’d play a little matching game.
When most non-Australian natives think of Australian wildlife, they probably think of these (hint: these are NOT my photos):
or maybe even these:
It doesn’t help that the foreign press seems to only ever write about Aussie wildlife when someone (usually a foreign tourist) dies. Our most recent shark attack/casualty happened only in the last couple of weeks off the coast of Western Australia, but to most of us Aussies that news is relatively ho-hum. We are not unfeeling or uncaring, but swimming in the ocean to us is like crossing the road. It’s an inherently unsafe activity, but experience and the odds tell us that we are highly unlikely to be shark’s dinner any time soon. Millions of people actually swim in Australian’s oceans every year without so much as a toe nibble or even a suck. As for crocs, well we know to feed them the foreign tourists first. Especially those tourists who wear crocs. And as for the spiders, we have a healthy respect for those, because they actually cohabit in our suburbs.
Despite common belief, Australians don’t don flack jackets and machetes when they venture out should they happen to meet wildlife. Most of us merely shoot the wildlife with cameras. Here’s some of the friendly animal-folk that I encountered over the last couple of weeks. No toe sucking or nibbling was involved… well not by the animals anyway and that’s ALL I’m going to say about that!
I therefore proudly present to you a herd of kangaroos, a team of ducks and a mob of cockatoos.
So, what do you call a group of bloggers?
Is it a flock, a school, a convention, a rhumba or is it murder? Maybe it’s an ascension, implausibility, generation or plump?
All of these are real collective nouns. Who knew?
I’m leaning towards the term “blaggle” to describe a group of bloggers. Not only does it give good alliteration, but twists the old tongue. I’d love to hear any other suggestions you may have.
And whilst you are pondering that let’s see if you can match up the collective nouns in column A to the right animals in column B, consulting Google University if you must. Post your answers in the comments section. The nearest correct entry or entries will each receive 100 Curtain Credits. If you have read my “Hi There” page you will know that these are pretty much worthless, but think of the glory of being right, people, think of the glory ! Oh, and the judge’s decision will be final.
Winners and Curtain Credit recipients will be announced by Friday 27 July.
Column Amumuration weyr storytelling rabble ascension fesnyng convocation generation bloat implausibility
Column Beagles butterflies gnus larks vipers starlings hippopotami ravens dragons ferrets
36 thoughts on “Let’s Phlog Monday: What Do You Call A Group of Bloggers?”
murmuration -> starlings, weyr -> butterflies, storytelling -> ravens, rabble -> ferrets, ascension -> eagles, fesnyng -> gnus, convocation -> larks, generation -> vipers, bloat -> hippopotami, implausibility -> dragons!!
group of bloggers = vortex…
Love the vortex idea, something we could really get sucked into :).
Will be back towards the end of the week with the answers!
Looks like I have some work to do…I will be back.
LOL, Arrnold Schwarzenneger eat your heart out 🙂
I recently watched a video with a murmuration of starlings – fascinating
There something enthralling about animal documentaries aren’t there? Elephants and anything in the monkey/ape family are particularly fascinating.
great post, but since I am still on my first cup of coffee, I will have to make a second swipe at that list!
Great, looking forward to seeing your swipe. Just curious, how many coffees will it take ;)?
“Especially those tourists who wear crocs”–ha ha, loved this line! I am glad to say I’ve never, nor do I ever plan to, own a pair of Crocs. As for “blaggle”? Perfect choice for a group of bloggers. I won’t even attempt to match it. 🙂
I also plan to never wear crocs. That meme was just too good not to share :)!
I say we’re groggers. (group of bloggers)
When I think of Australia, I think of the movie Rabbit Proof Fence.
I think of dust, and wide open spaces and little kids wearing hats all the time to protect them from the UV rays.
I’ll wear crocs someday, though not when I’m with my horses.
Yes, that’s the image of the Outback which is more inland. The coastal and urban areas are different and we rarely see kangaroos, so it’s a thrill for me when I see them in the wild. Of course, I’m not a farmer…
Blaggle – – love it! Looking forward to going back through all the Monday Phlogs I’ve missed! Happy Monday 🙂
Wendeeeee! So glad you stopped by and said hi, missing your wonderful posts :).
I like blaggle. What about webblers? That’s he best I can do on a Monday am…;-) When I think of Australia, think of a beautiful sunset, gorgeous birds and the color red. And surfing! Oh, yes, and vegemite and beer. Love me some Australia!
A webbler of bloggers, LOL. That’s also got a toungue twisting action to it.
You would have a blast here, Jen :). Hope your travels bring you to our fair shores one day.
I like blaggle and since I strive for perfection and am not going to find it here, I’ll stop before I embarrass myself.
LOL, Tess, you couldn’t embarrass yourself anymore than I have here :).
We feed them the foreign tourists first. What a great line!! If the group bloggers are “truthseekers” we should call them “phlogosophers.” If they are purveyors of misinformation, we should call them “phlogiots.” I have you in the former category. Great post. I will watch the crocs when I visit.
Thanks OF, always wanted to be a phlogosopher, but never knew it :). I think you are a phlogospher too, maybe we should start our own phlogosopher’s society.
Since Hugh Curtler is a professor and author, maybe we can get him to create a Ph.D degree for Doctors of Phlogosophy. You can be our first honoree.
Sounds good to me, please co-opt him to the cause.
I am definitely way out of my league here today, after virtually no sleep at last night. But I still wanted to comment, since you were kind enough to stop by and comment on my most recent post – even if you did say my girls looked like they were missing a staple or two… Lol 🙂 But surely you must know that those weren’t just images of attractive women; they were visual anti-depressants for me, since I was feeling low. And I’m still hoping that you’ll stop by and let me know what you think of my selection of the opposite gender for you… Lol
Even while seriously sleep deprived, I still understand and agree with your point about how people not from Aus overreact to the dangers presented by some of your more impressively dangerous wild life. I think that people not from Aus tend to be very irrational about what truly terrifies them on a very visceral level much of the time, while nearly oblivious to a danger that is far more likely to maim and kill them than a Great White Shark or a Salty, or an axe murderer.
The most dangerous thing that most people do, on an almost daily basis, is drive a vehicle. But they are used to driving cars and trucks because it is part of their daily routine, so it no longer frightens them as nearly as much as driving should still frighten them, because they take their safety for granted – which makes driving even more dangerous, because then they often drive distracted and carelessly, or if in a bad mood or late for work, they drive recklessly.
Here’s my weak attempt for a group of Bloggers, and actually I have two, for two different types of Bloggers. First, is a Blunderbuss of Bloggers, which is appropriate for very opinionated and rude bloggers who use a barrage of words as a weapon of attack to blast away bloggers who dare to have differing opinions from their own. Thankfully, this type of blogger is almost nonexistent here on WordPress. So a group of WordPress Bloggers would be a Belucidation of Bloggers, since we have civil and intelligent discourse that results in making our thoughts and ideas clearly understood as we articulately explain what we mean and often cast a light for others to be able to see in a new direction. And that was a very labored explanation, but the best I can do for now.
Geez, you’ve done better than I could have on even 6 hours sleep! Belucidation, I like that sounds almost revolutionary.
As for your girls and thier staples, it’s better missing a few staples than missing a few marbles, Will pop around and check ’em again 🙂
Well I am glad that you liked “Belucidation”. You can always tell I’m very fatigued when my replies get very long – this is because when I’m very tired I struggle to find the right words, then I’m not sure I have the right words, so I use a lot of words, and often without saying much worth all that verbiage.
Maybe someday I’ll learn to just give writing a rest, when I really need one.
Girls who are missing their marbles are never appealing to me, even when their outward appearance seems very appealing at first glance. And so far, I get the impression that you have lots of marbles. 🙂
I like your long replies – very entertaining. I am missing you on your writing hiatus.
As for marbles, well I was female marbles champion of my public school in 1973 – skills for life, folkes, skills for life :)!
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Another interesting topic. I’ll defer to all your other gifted commenters re the name for a group of bloggers. No doubt something half-smart will occur to me as soon as i turn my computer off. 🙂
Naturally, that’s the universal trigger for creativity :).
So, what do you call a group of bloggers? — Wordies 🙂
I like that one too! Thanks for joining in and commenting Tammy. Hope to see more of them around here :),
Yes, I suck as a blog reader. I come home, check my usual stuff, then promise to go read blogs then like a kitty, I’m distracted. LOL.. But I promise to …try.. 😀
I just added you to my blogroll so I make sure to visit more!
Lol…. Hey, I have to remember to raise my curtains! ;-D
Let the sun shine in, baby!