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The English language is amusingly odd isn't it ?

So we have a herd of cows and a pack of dogs but then along comes :
- a murder of crows
- a glaring of cats
- a kindle of kittens
- a gang of elk
- a business of flies
- a sloth of bears
- a pandemonium of parrots
- a conspiracy of ravens
- a lounge of lizards
- a memory of elephants
- a smack of jellyfish
- a parliament of owls
...and on it goes...

and we get in a car
but on a plane
we land on a runway
our nose can smell and
our feet can run
or our nose can run and our feet smell
@JaggedLittlePill and we wonder why foreigners have problems with out language :)
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
@approachingmyexpirationdate Thank goodness English is my home language. Otherwise it would probably drive me nuts.
It can be understood through tough thorough thought though. < Those 5 words written together like that would be a nightmare. 🙂
@Wraithorn ah the notorious homonyms.
School of fish
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
@SW-User Yet they never seem to learn how not to get caught. 🙂
@Wraithorn 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂
GJOFJ3 · 61-69, M
Don't forget the gaggle of geese
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
Yeah just to confuse the non-natives who visit the English-speaking nations.
It’s also might be difficult for anyone who is learning English. Especially when they come across these words:

Through, though, thorough, thought

Choose, chose,

They’re, their

And words that have the same sound but different meaning

Bare, bear

Tail, tale

Die, dye
Spitbak · 51-55, M
🤔Land of confusion!@SW-User
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
@SW-User Indeed. English is cray cray but in a good way and sometimes on a good day.
Fernie · F
A CONGRESS of Baboons
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
@Fernie Lol. Nice one.
Byron8by7 · M
Collective nouns are fun.

A romp of otters ...
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
@Byron8by7 Oh yes, thanks for mentioning the otters.
A group of feasting vultures is a wake 💀
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
@DarlingSelah Oh wow, that's great. Thanks Selah, I didn't see your answer until now. 'preciate it.
Love this post!
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
@SW-User 🙂

Harriet03 · 41-45, F
A Bunch of cu***
Spitbak · 51-55, M
"A clan of meese!"🤣
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
@Robert Seeing as the Scottish national animal is the Unicorn, can you tell us what a group of Unicorns is called ?
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
@Robert No worries, I googled it. It's called a blessing of unicorns.
Spitbak · 51-55, M
CoffeeFirst · 56-60, F
You are so right! I like mixing up these descriptors, just for fun.
JaggedLittlePill · 41-45, F
A gaggle of geese!

I especially love a conspiracy of ravens.
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
@JaggedLittlePill Yeah, the conspiracy conjures imaginative things.
DDonde · 31-35, M
Most people don't even use these, lol.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@Wraithorn We used to have a lot of horned lizards (horny toads) around this area and hardly ever see one any more...had one in the yard and after the drought of 2011-2012 that wiped out the ant colony haven’t seen a one. It’s sad, used to catch and play with them when we were kids...if they get scared their defense is squirting a red liquid at you from above their eyes...never happened to me but did to my sister one time.
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
@cherokeepatti I've heard about that defense of theirs. It's one of mother nature's really weird things.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@Wraithorn the “horns” on their back look sharp but they aren’t. Used to run my hand over them, they don’t stick a bit. They would eat a huge amount of red ants (the big ones that have a painful bite like a bee sting) so we always loved to have them around.
Wraithorn · 51-55, M
And here's another good one.
A blessing of Unicorns.

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