Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Collective Nouns

A few months ago I wrote about collective nouns for librarians in my Adventures in Library School blog.

Recently the topic came up on the knitlist about a collective noun for knitters. Some of the best ones were

a swatch of knitters
a purl of knitters
a skein of knitters
a row of knitters

I also found a list of collective nouns for various professions on Wikipedia . The linguist list also has a list which can be found here .

Another good source can be found here.

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