Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What's In A Name?

One of a Wisdom of Wombats

There are so many ways to enjoy the richness of the English language in prose poetry and lyrics. I'd like to add zoological terminology to that list.

Just take animal group names.
A Kindle of Kittens
A Battery of Barracudas
A Flutter of Butterflies
A Crash of Rhinos
A Shrewdness of Apes
A Charm of Hummingbirds
A Bloat of Hippopotamuses
A Wisdom of Wombats
An Exaltation of Larks
An Obstinacy of Buffaloes

So, to add to your resources for completely trivial but interesting facts, here is the link to the list of Animal Collective Nouns.

Now to add to this list a lovely term that I found in the Durrell book
A Bewilderment of Women

Charming isn't it?
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