Following on from my last post about a collective of bloggers, here are the answers to the collective noun matching game:Mumeration of starlings Weyr of dragons Storytelling of ravens Rabble of butterflies Ascension of larks Fesnyng of ferrets Convocation of eagles Generation of vipers Bloat of hippopotami implausibility of gnus
Surprised? Think some of these are wonderfully appropriate? Humoured? Feel more educated? Couldn’t Give a Collective Noun F…? The last is so implausible, it could be a group of these!
And now for the announcement of the winners of the 100 Curtain Credits (drumroll please):
The winner is….Sisyphus 47 for his answers and a bonus 20 Credits for giving it a go.
Also 50 Curtain Credits to btg5885, also affectionately known as Old Fart (he is anything, but) who blogs at Musings of An Old Fart. OF’s blog is thoughtful and compassionate and if there were more people in the world with OF’s sentiments, it would be a much better place. The Credits are rewarded for coming up with the groovy collective term “blogosophers” to describe the group of thinking man’s bloggers and for stating that I am one of them. Thanks OF, you too are a blogosopher of the first order.
Can we have collective noun of applause for these true winners, please?
11 thoughts on “Hippo Bloat and Implausible Gnus: Closing the Loop On My Let’s Phlog Monday Post”
Great term. Now let’s just hope I can pronounce it. 🙂
I have no doubt. Popping a few candies in your mouth will make it sound even better :).
Blogosopher is an excellent name and a very deserving winner. So congratulations you Old Fart! Lol 🙂
I don’t think I have ever been in the same sentence with “groovy.” Of course, I am an old enough to have been around when it was used in common dialogue. Many thanks for the recognition to these old bones. “Raising the Curtain” is one of my favorite stops. G’Day mates in Australia and around the block.
Thanks OF, I’m glad you enjoy my ramblings :).
Enjoy your posts. You are a lively and generous soul.
Thanks Tess, you have made my day, not to mention week with that comment :).
Blogosophers…I love it!! Well done Old Fart! BTW – LOVE the hippos pic – I am a big hippo fan! 🙂
Thanks. OF really produces some gems :)!
Bravo! Bravo! Cute post.
Why thank you Ma’am 🙂