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A wonderment; a dazzle; Gemstones; a batik; a porphyry;
a collage; a sparkle; In the Glade; a brew; if she wants something really different, she could call it a
burgoo. Oh! I just remembered--why don't you try, or have her try, Marty's link to a collection of collective nouns?
Here, to save you the trouble:
http://www.ojohaven.com/collectives/

If the stories are all the same kind, that could make a difference. For ex., if they are about snakes, it could be called a Hissing.


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Jackie is spot on with her comment : If the stories are all the same kind, that could make a difference. For ex., if they are about snakes, it could be called a Hissing.
Stories in various times of year -- A Season of Stories
and, an easy one, stories featuring food: A Seasoning ...
About women : a Bevy
etcetera, etcetera, etcetera!
The King and I signing off....well she was an Ann(a), too.
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If anthology is for poetry, scale it up and say an orchard of stories (or a forest, arboretum, stand, plantation, but I think orchard preserves the imagery best).


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Reminds me of the two English professors who wandered into the wrong part of town and noticed a fairly large group of streetwalkers. The two professors spent the rest of the evening arguing about whether the group was a volume of trollops or an anthology of pros. There was a third one in this joke that I cannot remember!

Then there were the two history professors who met at a nudist colony.

One said to the other, "Have you read Marx?"

The other answered, "Yes, I assume it's the wicker chairs."





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Hi Ted,

Loved the nudist pun. Here's a footnote from the collective nouns link that I posted not so far away in my "??? of Wizards" post:

(5) According to Jeansp@aol.com:

The suggestion about an anthology of prostitutes is part of a joke I heard years ago:
A group of specialists in collective nouns was in bar an observed such a group of professionals and came up with the following:
A jam of tarts
A flourish of strumpets
An anthology of English pros



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Dear TEd: The prof with the cross-hatched buns must have been a "cotton tail" and had a mirror.


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Before this thread disappears into the AWADtalk archives, may I thank all posters for their input. I'll pass all your suggestions on to my friend.

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Reminds me of the two English professors

No doubt one of them was the one who asked his class to write an essay on Keats, whereupon one inattentive student declared that he couldn't - he didn't know what they were.


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Paul, maybe I'm late with this suggestion, but how about a bouquet of stories?


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A labyrinth of stories (where you can lose your self)

A plot of stories (a plot that grows other plots)

A festival of stories or A celebration of stories
(Where stories come together for - whatever)

A tete-a-tete of stories
(where a-tete-a-tete sounds like a machine gun)

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Edited later to add :

The best collective phrases I have come across is : Dam-Burst of Dreams

It is title of a book by an Irish writer Christopher Nolan (who I think is brilliant). This particular book is a collection of poems and writing by him, which I have not been able to access. I am sure he writes beautiful poetry. The title is poetry.

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