13 of the English languages most delightful collective nouns

first_imgOF ALL THE elements of the English language, the most delightful has got to be the collective noun.When the word for a group of something is just right, it can be a real joy.Like these, for example.  How many did you know already?A cackle of hyenas Source: bduAn illusion of painters Source: photophildeAn impatience of wives Source: Keith AllisonAn ostentation of peacocks Source: Madison BerndtA rascal of boys Source: USFWS PacificA sentence of judges Source: Laura HuttonA hand of bananas Source: 24oranges.nlA superfluity of nuns Source: Christophe BeckerA wunch of bankers Source: Mary PoppinsA flourish of blossoms Source: Franck MahonA rhumba of rattlesnakes Source: Tambako the JaguarA babble of barbers Source: Mr AT( Alec Trusler LRPS)A shuffle of bureaucrats Source: Adam Jones, Ph.D. – Global Photo ArchiveTwitter was delighted at Claire Byrne’s return to Prime Time last night>Woman enlists the help of an entire town to find guy she met in bar>last_img read more