Collective nouns

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Collective nouns

Post by David » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:06 am

I retired kampret yesterday so I thought to celebrate I'd reprise one of the earlier threads, Delcampisms*, or at least a part of it - collective nouns. Except this time I think we should expand it from just usernames to Delcamp, guitars, & well, music in general. Here are some to get you going.

a Heard of Listeners

a Show of Hans

a Fugue of Tocattas

a Cube of Ubiqs

a Losing of Threads

a Promulgation of Geoffbs

a Cohesion of Admins

a Fretting of Luthiers

a Skip of Aussieguitarists

a Phalanx of Glassynails


*Delcampisms can now be found in the Well of Lost Threads (apologies to Jasper FForde).
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Re: Collective nouns

Post by 60moo » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:37 am

David, with so many members changing their usernames, it's sometimes hard to track who is who any more.

So may I propose "A Kamp of Namechangers"?

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Re: Collective nouns

Post by David » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:31 am

Guilty as charged. Your collective noun (CN) is gladly accepted.

So one for you, 'An Observation of 60moos'.
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Re: Collective nouns

Post by 60moo » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:32 am

Recognition at last! :lol:

[My favourite so far is "A Skip of Aussieguitarists"]

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Re: Collective nouns

Post by PaulHardy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:49 am

A surfeit of Koyunbabas?

A charm of Sor studies

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Re: Collective nouns

Post by David » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:29 am

60moo wrote:Recognition at last! :lol:

[My favourite so far is "A Skip of Aussieguitarists"]
I think only the Aussies may get this
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Re: Collective nouns

Post by 60moo » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:16 am

You certainly can't blame the term for going over the heads of our Swedish members. According to Wikipedia, the TV series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo:

"...was forbidden* :shock: to be shown in Sweden, where psychologists feared the show would mislead children into believing animals could do things they actually could not."





(* Of course, the real reason for banning it was because of Clancy's plum accent, misleading children into thinking this is what Australians really sounded like :lol: )

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Re: Collective nouns

Post by David » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:39 pm

60moo wrote:You certainly can't blame the term for going over the heads of our Swedish members. According to Wikipedia, the TV series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo:

"...was forbidden* :shock: to be shown in Sweden, where psychologists feared the show would mislead children into believing animals could do things they actually could not."





(* Of course, the real reason for banning it was because of Clancy's plum accent, misleading children into thinking this is what Australians really sounded like :lol: )
Thank you for that. Was Flipper allowed?
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Re: Collective nouns

Post by David » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:40 pm

A Score of Bachs
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Re: Collective nouns

Post by Toccata » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:22 am

I rather like "a Fugue of Toccatas"! :wink:

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Re: Collective nouns

Post by David » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:01 am

Toccata wrote:I rather like "a Fugue of Toccatas"! :wink:
I'm pleased.

A fugue can also mean a period of loss of memory, when an individual disappears from their usual haunts (Maquarie Dictionary). Hope that doesn't happen here. :)
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Re: Collective nouns

Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:55 am

A flurry of flats.

A shock of sharps.

A pileup of accidentals.

:mrgreen:

Alan

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Re: Collective nouns

Post by David » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:04 am

Tarbaby wrote:A flurry of flats.

A shock of sharps.

A pileup of accidentals.

:mrgreen:

Alan
Thanks Alan, that opens up a whole new area:

A restitution of rests

A hesitance of hemiolas

A relativity of rhythms


Now for the flats that you mentioned: I'll get the obvious out of the way, a flatulence thereof - the cruder version could also be used, but I'll leave that up in the air for others to ruminate on. :wink:
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Re: Collective nouns

Post by David » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:45 am

Alan

Got one especially for you. One that you may have experienced in your illustrious career.

A Derision of Drummers.

:desole: :discussion:
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Re: Collective nouns

Post by Leonie Kaye » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:34 am

A mess of melodies

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