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BS: Collective nouns for various musicians

GUEST,blogward 22 Oct 11 - 02:19 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 22 Oct 11 - 03:57 PM
John MacKenzie 22 Oct 11 - 03:58 PM
pdq 22 Oct 11 - 04:02 PM
John MacKenzie 22 Oct 11 - 04:35 PM
Bert 22 Oct 11 - 04:37 PM
McGrath of Harlow 22 Oct 11 - 04:39 PM
John MacKenzie 22 Oct 11 - 04:48 PM
BTNG 22 Oct 11 - 04:50 PM
artbrooks 22 Oct 11 - 04:51 PM
gnu 22 Oct 11 - 05:28 PM
dick greenhaus 22 Oct 11 - 05:43 PM
John MacKenzie 22 Oct 11 - 05:56 PM
gnu 22 Oct 11 - 06:20 PM
GUEST 22 Oct 11 - 07:35 PM
GUEST,999 22 Oct 11 - 07:36 PM
Roger the Skiffler 23 Oct 11 - 03:37 AM
John MacKenzie 23 Oct 11 - 04:38 AM
Jim Carroll 23 Oct 11 - 04:54 AM
GUEST,Eliza 23 Oct 11 - 06:52 AM
EBarnacle 23 Oct 11 - 07:06 AM
John MacKenzie 23 Oct 11 - 09:54 AM
Rapparee 23 Oct 11 - 10:00 AM
GloriaJ 23 Oct 11 - 11:10 AM
Fossil 24 Oct 11 - 12:05 AM
John MacKenzie 24 Oct 11 - 04:20 AM
Charley Noble 24 Oct 11 - 09:29 AM
EBarnacle 24 Oct 11 - 11:01 AM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 24 Oct 11 - 12:39 PM
John MacKenzie 24 Oct 11 - 12:45 PM
GUEST,BobL 24 Oct 11 - 12:58 PM
johncharles 24 Oct 11 - 01:23 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 24 Oct 11 - 02:42 PM
Acorn4 24 Oct 11 - 03:17 PM
dick greenhaus 24 Oct 11 - 03:26 PM
gnu 24 Oct 11 - 03:30 PM
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GUEST,Mrr at work 24 Oct 11 - 04:27 PM
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Phil Cooper 24 Oct 11 - 05:18 PM
GUEST, Sminky 25 Oct 11 - 09:03 AM
John MacKenzie 25 Oct 11 - 10:14 AM
VirginiaTam 25 Oct 11 - 02:37 PM
Bert 25 Oct 11 - 02:42 PM
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Subject: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: GUEST,blogward
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 02:19 PM

Collective noun for harmonica players - a cacophony?
As for banjo players; a Sunshine Coach, perhaps.


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From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 03:57 PM

A Hemorrhoid of shakey eggists..


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 03:58 PM

A Caprice of bodhran players.
A flash of fiddlers
A Graham of guitarists
A pluck of banjoists
A Five O of ukulele players
A Slick of pedal steel guitarists


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From: pdq
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 04:02 PM

a "whine" of old Commie folksingers.


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From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 04:35 PM

A 'Copy' of folk anti fascists


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: Bert
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 04:37 PM

A bemoan of blues singers.
A cornycopia of country singers.
A rattle of Morris Dancers.


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From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 04:39 PM

A squabble of Mudcatters...


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From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 04:48 PM

A 'Dictatorship' of ******?


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: BTNG
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 04:50 PM

an echo of right wing ravings?


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From: artbrooks
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 04:51 PM

A pluck of bassists.


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: gnu
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 05:28 PM

"A squabble of Mudcatters"... I LOVE it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 05:43 PM

THe tecnicaal term is "venereal", not collective. Make what you will of that


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 05:56 PM

A 'clap' of Catters?


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: gnu
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 06:20 PM

dick... I don't quite catch it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 07:35 PM

"Hunting Terminology

Monday, March 6, 2006
Hunting Terminology
Once again, I am indebted to Willard Espy for introducing me to the term venereal nouns. You may be as astounded as I was to learn they include such commonplace collectives as a pride of lions, a gaggle of geese, and a brace of orthodontists. Well, the latter term is the inspiration of Don Tewksbury and may not have caught on yet.

Importantly, Espy points out that, though my dictionaries make no reference to the fact, venereal nouns are so named because of Venus. To which I mentally responded "duh uh! Venus, you recall, is also the goddess of the hunt . Medieval huntsmen were required to know the collective names of prey, thus the derivation of the term venereal nouns.

Aware of the debate in Merrie Olde over the hunting of foxes, I thought it might be helpful to one side or the other to begin to refer to the practice as a venereal activity. I've noticed that introducing precise language always seems to spur debates to new heights and this one ought certainly to accomplish that.

Picture this headline: "Vice President shoots venereal chum in the face." Or a conversation overheard at Porky's: "Yep, Bubba and I are off on our annual venereal outing, you know? Gonna break his cherry this year, fer sure. Them does don't stand a chance." Can you imagine the reaction of the NRA?

And you thought Brokeback Mountain had said it all."


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: GUEST,999
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 07:36 PM

That guest was me. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 03:37 AM

A rattle of washboard players
A kerfuffle of kazooists
A jangle of jugblowers

RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 04:38 AM

A drag of drummers


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 04:54 AM

"A Caprice of bodhran players."
Infestation, surely?
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 06:52 AM

A Torture of Infant recorder players, and an Excruciation of novice violinists.


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: EBarnacle
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 07:06 AM

A squeeze of concertinists.


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 09:54 AM

Caprice from Capricorn, Caprine = goatlike. Bodhrans can be covered with skin of said beast,
Ergo, a Caprice of bodhran players ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 10:00 AM

A heaven of trumpeters.
A hell of accordions.
A purgatory of banjoists.
A limbo of marimbas.


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: GloriaJ
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 11:10 AM

A flap of Catters


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: Fossil
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 12:05 AM

A strum of guitarists

A tinkle of pianists

A nuisance of bhodranists

A feedback of sound engineers


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 04:20 AM

A 'Wheeze' of accordionists.
An 'Offbeat' of beat boxers


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 09:29 AM

"An exaltation of harps"
"A plethora of zithers"
"A piggy bank of penny whistles"

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: EBarnacle
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 11:01 AM

A pluck of banjoistas


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 12:39 PM

A harumph of Tuba players.
A blast of trumpeters
A blare of trombonists
A squeal of concertina players

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 12:45 PM

An 'Angi' of guitarists


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: GUEST,BobL
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 12:58 PM

And to go with the collective musicians ... a conflict of callers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: johncharles
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 01:23 PM

A Shush!! of bombards.


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From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 02:42 PM

An 'onanism' of Lead Guitarists


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: Acorn4
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 03:17 PM

A migraine of melodeon players.


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 03:26 PM

Not music specific, but my favorite venereal nouns refer to prostitutes:
"an anthology of pro's", " a jam of tarts"," a line of hookers", "a flourish of strumpets"


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: gnu
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 03:30 PM

Great ones! Inventive, to say the least and rather enjoyable to read.


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: pdq
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 03:56 PM

a "dither" of zithers

a "dime bag" of penny whistles


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: GUEST,Mrr at work
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 04:27 PM

We were thinking about these for teenagers... a giggle of girls, a trouble of boys.

A string of cellists?


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 04:58 PM

A pick of guitarists.

A frail of banjo players.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 05:18 PM

a plague of.....(add your favorite/least favorite instrument/dance).


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 09:03 AM

"A squabble of Mudcatters"... I LOVE it!

You've no right to.

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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 10:14 AM

A mess of mods?


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 02:37 PM

abomination or annoyance of accordions
bedlam of bodhrans or banjos
buzz of bouzoukis
confusion of conductors
doom of doumbeks
dread of drums
euphoria of euphoniums
flout of flautists
gang of gongs
hark of harps
invocation of instrumentalists
jabber of jaw harps
katzenjammer of kazooz
lynch of lutes or lyres
mute of Moogs
notation of nyckelharpa
observance of oboes
peep of piccolos
quit of qanuns
rustle of reeds
sarcasm of saxophones
twang of twiangles
unkindness of ukuleles
vendetta of virginals
wail of wassailers
x = ?
yelp of yodellers
zephyr of zills


I give up


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: Bert
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 02:42 PM

A dirge (or maybe a drone) of didgeridoo players.


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: EBarnacle
Date: 26 Oct 11 - 12:24 PM

A resonance of banjos


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 27 Oct 11 - 04:21 AM

A volante of mandolin players.


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: banjoman
Date: 27 Oct 11 - 06:31 AM

An excess of Melodeons

A cornucopia of french Horns

A bonus of banjos

A discord of drums

A glut of guitars

A windbag of whistles

A surfiet of saxophones

A lot of lutes

A flatulence of flutes

A pot of piccolos


to name but a fes


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Subject: RE: BS: Collective nouns for various musicians
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 27 Oct 11 - 07:36 AM

A boom of big bass drums
A peal of bell ringers
A clutch of choir boys
A rattle of tambourines
A shake of maracas
A squeal of sopranos (depending on point of view)
A pocket full of tenors


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