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Max The Magnificent
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Dried Frog Pills
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 11:58:05 AM
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Just in case you aren't "in the loop" -- the concept of Dried Frog Pills comes from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.

Dried Frog Pills are an hallucinogen that's used by the Bursar of Unseen University. The pills are carefully designed to make him hallucinate that he is sane -- and you cannot argue with logic like that :-)

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A murder of crows
antedeluvian   9/17/2013 12:32:07 PM
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Derived from the way farmers used to destroy them by the thousand, like using bait and a stick of dynamite (or so I was told). There are other opinions

I like the alternative of a Parliament of crows as well.

 

I seem to remeber someone making the apt suggestion of a shiver of sharks. In my case would work for snakes as well.

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zeeglen   9/17/2013 12:38:15 PM
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How 'bout a Union of Unicorns ?

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Re: A murder of crows
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 12:51:58 PM
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@antedeluvian: I seem to remeber someone making the apt suggestion of a shiver of sharks. In my case would work for snakes as well.

A "shiver of sharks" is an "official" one -- they don't use that for snakes although I agree it would be apt (as would a "scream of spiders"). You can have a "knot of snakes" and a "rhumba of rattlesnakes".

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Re: U:
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 12:55:15 PM
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@zeeglen: How 'bout a Union of Unicorns?

Or an "uprightness of unicorns" to better reflect their wholesomness

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Re: A murder of crows
antedeluvian   9/17/2013 1:06:19 PM
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Max

You can have a "knot of snakes" and a "rhumba of rattlesnakes".

You might "have" it. I would be long gone!

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Re: A murder of crows
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 1:32:54 PM
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@antedeluvian: You might "have" it. I would be long gone!


It's like they say .. I don't have to be able to run faster than the snakes ... I only have to be able to run faster than you LOL

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Re: A murder of crows
antedeluvian   9/17/2013 1:37:01 PM
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Max

You can have a "knot of snakes" and a "rhumba of rattlesnakes".

On reflection if it hasn't already been claimed, I designate it as a slither of snakes.

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Re: A murder of crows
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 1:44:36 PM
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@antedeluvian: On reflection if it hasn't already been claimed, I designate it as a slither of snakes.

Good one! (I wish I'd thought of that :-)

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How about "a Congress of Idiots"?
betajet   9/17/2013 1:56:36 PM
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My favorite "official" collective noun is "an unkindness of ravens", though I rarely see more than one raven at a time.  Groak.

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