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13 of the English language's most delightful collective nouns

A wunch of bankers?

OF 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

Baby Hyenas bdu bdu

An illusion of painters

Painter photophilde photophilde

An impatience of wives

PGA TOUR Wives Association 2011 Keith Allison Keith Allison

An ostentation of peacocks

peacock Madison Berndt Madison Berndt

A rascal of boys

Boy Scout Troop 351, San Juan Islands USFWS Pacific USFWS Pacific

A sentence of judges

New Supreme Court Judges Laura Hutton Laura Hutton

A hand of bananas

Bananas (edited) 24oranges.nl 24oranges.nl

A superfluity of nuns

Smoking nuns Christophe Becker Christophe Becker

A wunch of bankers

bankers Mary Poppins Mary Poppins

A flourish of blossoms

Blossom Franck Mahon Franck Mahon

A rhumba of rattlesnakes

Rattlesnake with nice pattern Tambako the Jaguar Tambako the Jaguar

A babble of barbers

Barber Shop Mr AT( Alec Trusler LRPS) Mr AT( Alec Trusler LRPS)

A shuffle of bureaucrats

Bureaucrats with Diego Rivera Murals - Secretaria de Educacion Publica (SEP) - Centro - Mexico City - Mexico Adam Jones, Ph.D. - Global Photo Archive Adam Jones, Ph.D. - Global Photo Archive

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