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Names for groups of animals - terms of venery

  1. Mar 9, 2017 #1

    jim mcnamara

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  3. Mar 9, 2017 #2

    Evo

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    I always thought that a gaggle of geese was appropriate, but it seems that gaggle is only when they are on land. Who knew? Who cared?

    https://www.reference.com/pets-animals/flock-geese-called-431354c83b05ec57

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    http://www.writers-free-reference.com/172groupnames.htm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animal_names
     
  4. Mar 9, 2017 #3

    jim mcnamara

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    A Victorian writer with an overabundance propriety cared. He's dead now. So, how about a honkfest of geese? Now that nobody cares anymore.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2017 #4

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    I've always referred to a group of sea cucumbers as a "salad" (especially when there are some snails hanging around)....stupid, sure, but small kids like it and parents tend to roll their eyes. For me, that's a win.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2017 #5

    BillTre

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    An flotilla of Narwhal

    (not sure of the plural of narwhal).
    They look like this.

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    A Tangle of Nematodes
    Round worms, look like this.

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    A Fuzz of Fungus
    Not an animal though.
     
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