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(The New York Times)   A murder of crows, a bite of midges, a destruction of cats, a stampede of mourners   (nytimes.com) divider line 78
    More: Sad, stampede, Indian media, Mohammed Burhanuddin, Pune, snacks, cats  
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2014-01-18 07:08:30 PM
Guys, the corpse isn't going anywhere...
 
2014-01-18 07:21:04 PM
A business of ferrets.

Ferrets, SERIOUS business.
 
2014-01-18 07:47:59 PM
the correct term for referring to a group of cats is 'clowder'. Interestingly, there are also two other valid ways to refer to a group of cats, other than just saying "group of cats" or "cats". Those other two terms are 'clutter' and 'glaring'.

In addition to this, if one wants to refer to a group of wild cats, the correct terms are 'dowt' and 'destruction'. A male cat, when neutered, is called a "gib", when not, is called a "tom". Female cats are known as "molly".
 
2014-01-18 08:12:02 PM
My favorite "group of" description is for larks. An exaltation of larks. That's just plain awesome.

So what are we talking about then?

*reads article*

Deadly stampedes among religious pilgrims are common in India..

Lemmings must roll their eyes at this stuff.

*scratches "go on religious pilgrimage in India" off of bucket list*
 
2014-01-18 08:35:05 PM
I always liked a horde of dragons
 
2014-01-18 08:51:34 PM
A Clever of Velociraptors.
 
2014-01-18 08:51:38 PM
A rape of Republicans.
 
2014-01-18 08:51:54 PM
Unkindness of Ravens
 
2014-01-18 08:52:13 PM
A giggle of blondes.
A suit of lawyers.
A shambles of musicians.
 
2014-01-18 08:56:39 PM
Here's an idea:
Stop all immigration.
Cut off all foreign aid
Cease all  trade
Problem will correct itself
 
2014-01-18 08:56:57 PM
So is there going to be more people stampeded by the people who are mourning those that got stampeded? There's got to be a mathematical formula to this sorta thing.
 
2014-01-18 08:56:58 PM
A pantsload of politicians?
 
2014-01-18 08:58:18 PM
A masturbation of rhinoceros.

// obscure?
 
2014-01-18 09:00:15 PM
A quiver of cobras? That doesn't even make sense! They don't have thumbs to pull the arrows back!
 
2014-01-18 09:00:20 PM

Wadded Beef: A rape of Republicans.


Is that a "rape rape" or a "legitimate rape"?
 
2014-01-18 09:01:58 PM

OneDeltaTenTango: Is that a "rape rape" or a "legitimate rape"?


You said rape twice
 
2014-01-18 09:02:54 PM
A Fistful Of Feces.
 
2014-01-18 09:02:58 PM
A fap of Farkers.
 
2014-01-18 09:04:54 PM
A pound of puppies.
 
2014-01-18 09:06:27 PM

OneNightStand: Here's an idea:
Stop all immigration.
Cut off all foreign aid
Cease all  trade
Problem will correct itself


A derping of trolls.
 
2014-01-18 09:07:19 PM
A plethora of pinjátas(hopefully not obscure)
 
2014-01-18 09:11:17 PM

Oldiron_79: A plethora of pinjátas(hopefully not obscure)


What is obscure, El Guapo?
 
2014-01-18 09:13:27 PM

kimwim: OneDeltaTenTango: Is that a "rape rape" or a "legitimate rape"?

You said rape twice


That makes it legitimate, I think.
 
2014-01-18 09:16:05 PM

nekom: A business of ferrets.

Ferrets, SERIOUS business.


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Even more serious business.
 
2014-01-18 09:16:05 PM
kling_klang_bed: ...is there going to be more people stampeded by the people who are mourning those that got stampeded?

FTA : Deadly stampedes... are common in India


I wouldn't bet against it.
 
2014-01-18 09:17:08 PM

quatchi: My favorite "group of" description is for larks. An exaltation of larks. That's just plain awesome.

So what are we talking about then?

*reads article*

Deadly stampedes among religious pilgrims are common in India..

Lemmings must roll their eyes at this stuff.


Lemmings roll their eyes while considering humans anyway...especially when watching films where humans fake lemming suicides by forcing them off cliffs and then chase the lemmings out to sea to make it look likely they're that stupid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMZlr5Gf9yY

Did Disney filmmakers fake lemming 'suicide' scenes for the nature documentary 'White Wilderness'?
 
2014-01-18 09:22:08 PM
i read that as "a bite of midgets".. an
 
2014-01-18 09:22:49 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-18 09:37:55 PM

MassAsster: i read that as "a bite of midgets".. an


If the shoe fits.
 
2014-01-18 09:39:41 PM

quatchi: *scratches "go on religious pilgrimage in India" off of bucket list*


Just move it to the bottom of the list.
 
2014-01-18 09:40:51 PM
i.imgur.com

/obscure?
 
2014-01-18 09:46:46 PM
A Cotillion of Drag Queens.
 
2014-01-18 09:52:43 PM

FrancoFile: Oldiron_79: A plethora of pinjátas(hopefully not obscure)

What is obscure, El Guapo?


I dunno, maybe its like being so famous you are infamous.
 
2014-01-18 09:55:44 PM
A sister of Møøses
 
2014-01-18 10:00:43 PM
A federation of nerds.

A vacancy of models.
 
2014-01-18 10:03:51 PM
I bet the smell of the crowd outweighed the smell of the rotting corpse...

/A rook of Wookies?
 
2014-01-18 10:17:11 PM
A derping of teabaggers.
 
2014-01-18 10:20:22 PM

Wadded Beef: A rape of Republicans.


A scum of Democrats.
 
2014-01-18 10:22:31 PM
A Closet of Homophobes?
 
2014-01-18 10:43:40 PM
DreamyAltarBoy: A Closet of Homos phobes?
~

It's the homo wot is so ashamed of themselves they stay in the closet.

Maybe a phelps of homophobes, or a congregation of homophobes? Get with the program, sizzlechest. I can tell you're just a hater.
 
2014-01-18 10:54:00 PM

Big Ramifications: DreamyAltarBoy: A Closet of Homos phobes?
~

It's the homo wot is so ashamed of themselves they stay in the closet.

Maybe a phelps of homophobes, or a congregation of homophobes? Get with the program, sizzlechest. I can tell you're just a hater.


There have been a few incidents of politicians who have sponsored anti-equality measures that have been caught in gay sex scandals. This was my direction with it, perhaps that implies a bit of self loathing on their part.
 
2014-01-18 11:01:29 PM
Through the Vatican?
 
2014-01-18 11:02:10 PM

kling_klang_bed: A Fistful Of Feces.


...and we're done here...
 
2014-01-18 11:02:36 PM

prjindigo: A Clever of Velociraptors.


Probably more appropriately "A cleverness of dromaeosaurs" (the "velociraptors" in Jurassic Park were meant to be Deinonychus lumped into the same genus as Velociraptor and ended up having the same proportions as the (discovered-whilst-filming) Utahraptor; hence a group term would probably be applicable for damn near any dromie)...but damnit, I like this terminology for a dromaeosaur flock :D

And yeah, probably "flock" would be an appropriate term for any group of dromies, seeing as not only are they the closest relatives to birds but there are some indications that at least some members of the clade are secondarily flightless.  We use "flock" as a term for groups of bird-like critters in general, flying or otherwise; groups of theropods in general could be described as flocks, really, in the same sense we talk of flocks of turkeys or emus.

/Also thinks the term "unkindness of ravens" is pretty awesome...then again, I'm a little prejudiced as we DO have a local unkindness in our neighbourhood
//smart farking dinosaurs, they are :3
 
2014-01-18 11:05:57 PM
a rascalling of fatties, a hoverroundtable of seniors
 
2014-01-18 11:16:01 PM
A Confederacy of Dunces.

/good book
 
2014-01-18 11:17:08 PM
well.. at least those people died doing what they loved.
 
2014-01-18 11:18:16 PM
Meh, I got nuddin to say.  Get it?  nuddin?
 
2014-01-18 11:24:01 PM

FrancoFile: Oldiron_79: A plethora of pinjátas(hopefully not obscure)

What is obscure, El Guapo?


You just made me spit orange Fanta all over my screen. I applaud you good sirs.
 
2014-01-18 11:35:02 PM
i.imgur.com

FARK trolls the rightwing with rumor that Al Jazeera has bought out the NY Times.
 
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