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The Indefinite Article.

Thursday, December 08, 2005


I found this interesting tidbit whilst reading about the Giant Killer Jellyfish That Are Terrorizing Japan:

via boingboing

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  • i saw that too and immediately started to quiz myself on what groups of other things were called (i.e. gaggles, herds, schools, etc...)

    By Blogger Killy, at 9:09 AM  

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    By Blogger JP, at 10:11 AM  

  • It's a Murder of Raven...My personal fave. This could easily turn into a drinking game...IT's cold...We could start right now!

    By Blogger JP, at 10:11 AM  

  • a group of hogs travelling together is called a....

    whoever get's this answer (todd) has to take a shot.

    By Blogger Killy, at 11:00 AM  

  • Ooooh...ooh..Oooh..Mister Cottere..Over here..Oooh oooohhh.

    By Blogger JP, at 11:21 AM  

  • A Rove?

    By Blogger pablo, at 11:53 AM  

  • the answer is....

    a sounder.

    By Blogger Killy, at 1:58 PM  

  • But big ups to Paul for I would not consider his anser as being completely wrong.

    By Blogger JP, at 2:11 PM  

  • so...half a shot for paul.

    next(easy): a group of lions is called a..

    By Blogger Killy, at 2:21 PM  

  • pride

    By Blogger Ethan, at 3:56 PM  

  • By the way, JP, I think it is Crowes that constitute a murder. A group of Ravens is an unkindness.

    By Blogger Ethan, at 4:04 PM  

  • Here's a hard one...A group of apes is called a What?

    By Blogger JP, at 4:05 PM  

  • Ethan I believe you're right.

    By Blogger JP, at 4:07 PM  

  • A group of apes is a SHREWDNESS.

    By Blogger JP, at 5:04 PM  

  • i believe that JP was right the first time; a grouping of ravens is a murder.

    By Blogger Killy, at 5:46 PM  

  • I don't think so, Killy.

    By Blogger Ethan, at 8:08 PM  

  • Actually...we are all wrong...A group of ravens is called a CONGRESS!

    go fig...

    By Blogger JP, at 11:04 PM  

  • I am sticking by my assertion that a group of ravens is an unkindness. See here and here.

    I have also seen "congess" listed in a few places. I am sure both are acceptable. There does not seem to be any definitive resource for these names.

    By Blogger Ethan, at 8:18 AM  

  • the murder of ravens mistake is all over the internet it seems. there is a book with that title and what looks like a classic music piece (murder of ravens in fugue).

    By Blogger Killy, at 11:07 AM  

  • I'm finding thew same info...Who's the voice of authority on this?
    I'm gonna call the Smithsonian.

    By Blogger JP, at 11:45 AM  

  • Alright I've e-mailed the smithsonian...Hope they get back to us soon, I could really go for a shot and warm up from this wintry chill.

    By Blogger JP, at 11:58 AM  

  • well, tonight is the night john. carol is going to load up on warm mexican sweet bread (pan dulce) and make some hot cinammon chocolate, but i'm sure we can just as easily make some hot alcoholic drinks. if ethan/kathy decide to come over you guys can rattle off the groupings of things all night if you wish. i'll start a fire out back to warm us up or we can watch Season 1 of The Office (USA version).

    By Blogger Killy, at 12:18 PM  

  • OKAY!!! HERE IT IS! I called the smithsonian...
    Ethan's right...

    By Blogger JP, at 1:25 PM  

  • The office huh? That isn't anything like the movies we used to rent and make funo f back in San Marcos...

    By Blogger JP, at 1:29 PM  

  • now, if we could get a quick caricature sketck of ethan with a raven hanging over his shoulder and the words 'unkindness' scrawled around him posted, that would be fun. is anyone going to come over tonight?

    By Blogger Killy, at 1:30 PM  

  • no, john. this is a clean movie. maybe we can have ethan bring over the BBC version of The Office and decide right there which is best.

    By Blogger Killy, at 1:35 PM  

  • What is going on tonight? I have no plans.

    By Blogger Ethan, at 3:06 PM  

  • ethan: see comment #22 and come over. how about a game of scrable?

    By Blogger Killy, at 3:18 PM  

  • I am "down." I think Kathy lent out our Season 1 of the original Office. But we have season 2.

    By Blogger Ethan, at 3:23 PM  

  • "anyone who reads this is invited..."

    i was waiting for you to respond all day, sara. yes, you sara. but you didnt' respond ... until midnight fifteen.

    it's good that you didnt' anyway, cause the evening deteriorated: adolfo was extra crazy and our in-laws are here. ethan never came over either, so you were prolly much better off caring for your sig other. but tonight is the white elephant gift exchange over at krista's house (next door) and you are EXTRA INVITED. I'll have carol make hot cinnamon chocolate and take a yellow, sugar topped concha just for you.

    P.S. - a grouping of ethans is a ...

    By Blogger Killy, at 10:15 AM  

  • Dear Y'all et. ell...I wish I could ber there...doing other stuff at present... Have fun looking forwar to seeing you though/

    By Blogger JP, at 7:57 PM  

  • Seesh...I must've had a couple when I typed that last message...

    By Blogger JP, at 3:34 PM  

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