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#147855 - 09/13/05 04:03 PM Collective nouns
Libros Offline
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The subject of collective nouns reminds me of a game we played in the ICU on the night shift: Medical Collective Nouns:
An injection of nurses
A cast of orthopedists
A rash of dermatologists
A shadow of radiologists
A slice of surgeons
A sphincter of protocologists
An arrogance of cardiologists
A void of urologists
A smear of gynecologists

Additions?



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#147856 - 09/13/05 05:07 PM Re: Collective nouns
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
a pod of podiatrists

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#147857 - 09/13/05 07:59 PM Re: Collective nouns
Father Steve Offline
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Registered: 09/06/00
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Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
a snoot of rhinologists
a house of ecumenists
a flutter of lepidopterists

EDIT: Sorry, I lost the medical thread in my enthusiasm.

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#147858 - 09/13/05 08:17 PM Re: Collective nouns
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel

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Loc: Vermont
an inspiration of enthusiasts.

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#147859 - 09/14/05 12:50 AM Re: Collective nouns
Father Steve Offline
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Registered: 09/06/00
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Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
an inspiration of enthusiasts.

or

an inspiration of pulmonologists.


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#147860 - 09/14/05 03:48 AM Re: Collective nouns
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stranger

Registered: 09/14/05
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A pedal of cyclists


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#147861 - 09/14/05 05:02 AM Re: Collective nouns
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
> inspiration of pulmonologists

better!

(and though having to explain something often spoils it, here's the etymology for enthusiasm:
enthusiasm
1603, from M.Fr. enthousiasme, from Gk. enthousiasmos, from enthousiazein "be inspired," from entheos "inspired, possessed by a god," from en- "in" + theos "god" (see Thea).)

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#147862 - 09/14/05 10:55 AM Re: Collective nouns
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Registered: 03/14/01
Posts: 2379
Loc: New York City
A quandry of psychiatrists


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#147863 - 09/14/05 12:17 PM Re: Collective nouns
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an opinion of politicians

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#147864 - 09/15/05 12:01 PM Re: Collective nouns
Libros Offline
stranger

Registered: 09/13/05
Posts: 3
Loc: Sacrramento
Upon seeing a group of ne'er do well students...
A knot of Rhodes?


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