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



#147856 - 09/13/05 09:07 PM Re: Collective nouns  
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#147857 - 09/13/05 11:59 PM Re: Collective nouns  
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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.

#147858 - 09/14/05 12:17 AM Re: Collective nouns  
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#147859 - 09/14/05 04:50 AM Re: Collective nouns  
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an inspiration of enthusiasts.

or

an inspiration of pulmonologists.


#147860 - 09/14/05 07:48 AM Re: Collective nouns  
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#147861 - 09/14/05 09:02 AM Re: Collective nouns  
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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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#147862 - 09/14/05 02:55 PM Re: Collective nouns  
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#147864 - 09/15/05 04:01 PM Re: Collective nouns  
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A knot of Rhodes?


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