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DMcCunney
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Re: Collective Industry Nouns
DMcCunney   9/17/2013 5:02:42 PM
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Like I said, it writes itself.

"I am not being cynical! I am being realistic!" :-)

 

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Re: Collective Industry Nouns
DMcCunney   9/17/2013 5:00:26 PM
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Youj're quite welcome, Max.  I've been fond of such things for a long time.

For similar works, I recommend Susan Kelz Sperling's Poplollies and Bellybones (on lost words) and Tenderfeet and Ladyfingers (an exploration of words and phrases based on body parts.)

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Re: Collective Industry Nouns
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 4:28:15 PM
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@FmCCunney: I LOVE your suggestions of "a brag of benchmarks" and "a fail of forecasts" and "a hail of hype" ... very, VERY clever...

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Re: Collective Industry Nouns
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 4:26:33 PM
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@DMcCunney: For a whole book about such things, see James Lipton's "An Exaltation of Larks"


I just ordered a secondhand hardback edition for $5.00 -- thanks so much for the suggestion

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Re: Y:
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 4:22:56 PM
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@Jgrubbs: A Cacophony of Yaks


I see you Grok Yaks

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Re: ADCs
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 4:20:16 PM
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@Antedeluvian: ...a sampling of ADCs

Very clever!!!

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Re: How about "a Dither of GPUs"? N/T
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 4:19:31 PM
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@betajet: I just saw the "Dither of GPUs" part .... Brilliant!

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Re: How about "a Dither of GPUs"? N/T
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 4:18:21 PM
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@betajet: Ceci n'est pas du texte.

Are you sure? It looks like text to moi :-)

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Re: How about "a Congress of Idiots"?
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 4:16:12 PM
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@betajet: My favorite "official" collective noun is "an unkindness of ravens"...

I like that one also

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JGrubbs   9/17/2013 3:42:26 PM
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How about

A Cacophony of Yaks

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