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#147804 - 09/13/05 01:19 AM Re: taking note  
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this too shall pass
a school of bassists.
-ron o.


#147805 - 09/13/05 01:26 AM Re: taking note  
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A cube of triangles?

A hum of drummers?

#147806 - 09/13/05 02:49 PM Re: taking note  
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A Violation of Violininsts.


#147807 - 09/13/05 02:51 PM Re: taking note  
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A buffoonery of bassoons.


#147808 - 09/13/05 03:23 PM Re: taking note  
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A Perahia of Pianists


#147809 - 09/13/05 03:50 PM Re: Collective nouns  
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I heard a story (alleged to be true) a while ago about an event in England where Margaret Thatcher, John Majors and Tony Blair were in attendance. Someone noticed that there were three Prime Ministers and somehow the conversation turned to what do you call a collection of Prime Ministers. John Majors is said to have responded, "A Lack of Principles."

True or not, it still hit my funny bone.

It was a woman that drove me to drink and I never had the decency to thank her.

#147810 - 09/13/05 03:55 PM Re: Collective nouns  
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Funny story.

"I heard a story (alleged to be true) a while ago" *almost guarantees that whatever follows is an urban legend.


#147811 - 09/13/05 04:06 PM Re: Collective nouns  
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Would that then translate to a Puffery of Presidents?


#147812 - 09/13/05 07:13 PM Re: Collective nouns  
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An Exaltation of Larks was my first thought too on seeing this theme. I really regret selling my nice hardback copy when I was broke and selling everything in sight. We too used to play the game of making up our own - the only one that comes back to me now (and remember this was end of the '60s) was 'a trip of hippies', but it was a great parlour game (now there's an anachronism) for word-lovers and punsters.
Wanna know about the word game that we call 'John', and why?


#147813 - 09/13/05 09:51 PM Re: taking note  
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A rasher of banjos

A train of conductors

A hork of sopranos


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