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DMcCunney
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Collective Industry Nouns
DMcCunney   9/17/2013 3:28:16 PM
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@Max: For a whole book about such things, see James Lipton's "An Exaltation of Larks" - http://www.amazon.com/An-Exaltation-Larks-Ultimate-Edition/dp/0140170960

I have an older edition, and it's a delight.

For the EE industry, I might propose

A Brag of Benchmarks

A Cram of Cores

A Dump of Data

An Extreme of Electronics

A Fail of Forecasts 

A Gush of Ghz

A Hail of Hype

A Mob of Mobile

An Optimism of Open Systems

A Pustule of PR

A Slew of Smartphones

An Unbelievable of Ultrabooks

(This stuff writes itself...)

antedeluvian
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antedeluvian   9/17/2013 2:15:56 PM
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Max

Surely iy must be a sampling of ADCs

betajet
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How about "a Dither of GPUs"? N/T
betajet   9/17/2013 2:02:35 PM
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Ceci n'est pas du texte.

betajet
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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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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 :-)

antedeluvian
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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.

Max The Magnificent
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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 1:06:19 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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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
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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