Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Collective Nouns

You'd think I'd blog more. I went from Elroy-Sparta to the State Fair to Valley Fair, to friends on Saturday, to St. Peter on Sunday and Monday. That's a lot of out-and-about for such a short time. Eryn loved Valleyfair, although she and I didn't go on any of the biggest rides. She was content to ride the monster (octopus) and mad mouse (four person roller coaster) and see the magician and Imax. I was content to do those things as long as there was a ride between each of the octopus rides.

Addendum: I was just watching Zimmern's Bizarre foods, and he was at a restaurant in Beijing that serves only penis dishes. He referred to a variety of penises and I thought, "Hey, I wonder if that's the collective noun?" But elsewhere on the web people refer to a knob of penises and a gaggle of penises, both of which are much funnier.

Kyle was pondering the collective noun for iPod over at Facebook, which had me looking around for a good list. Wikipedia keeps an A-K list and an L-Z list while yourdictionary breaks out some of the groups of people related collective nouns, which are the most interesting, like a disworship of Scots. As for iPods, I suggested an iBiquity - as in a group of sparrows - but it appears the collective noun for USB sticks may be "pod", so a pod of iPods is perhaps most appropriate.

I think what I really learned is that Pooteewheet's previous job involved her working with an anthology of prostitutes. That would have been fun to know at the time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think that may have been lost on them, but I think it would have been fun to know at the time, too. -PTW