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Collective nouns #147855
09/13/05 08:03 PM
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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?



Re: Collective nouns #147856
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Re: Collective nouns #147857
09/13/05 11:59 PM
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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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Re: Collective nouns #147859
09/14/05 04:50 AM
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an inspiration of enthusiasts.

or

an inspiration of pulmonologists.


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> 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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Re: Collective nouns #147864
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Upon seeing a group of ne'er do well students...
A knot of Rhodes?


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