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‘Collective Nouns’

The collective noun

for a ‘group’ of collective nouns

is a ‘Congo-Lomeration’

which is just my creation

for the occasion;

so, if you have a better collective noun

for a ‘group’ of collective nouns

please use it in a poem

and all the world will be,

as unaware of you,

as they are as unaware of me.

The Trouble With Collective Nouns (as I see it)


The trouble with collective nouns

The trouble is that they gang up on you
When you least expect it

A flock of doodahs swoop in and harass you,
A patter of pets await your return home after a long, hard day at the office
A vacuum cleaner of dogs is hungry to eat your tea – and often it does.
A brief of deer run across the road ahead of you, fleeting and gone before you get a good look.
A circumnavigate of cows blocks your way when you are rambling across any moor you can name (and some you can’t).

And a finality of writers and readers (combined for once) await your ending, praying that you go out with a crescendo of bangs.