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kfield
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kfield   9/20/2013 3:34:47 PM
A clot of blood donors

An odiferous of garlic eaters

A swarm of beekeepers

A mash of couch potatoes

 

 

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Re: More!!
Max The Magnificent   9/20/2013 4:09:09 PM
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@kfield: A clot of blood donors...

Wow -- I am very impressed with all of these!

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Max The Magnificent   9/20/2013 4:09:58 PM
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@kfield: What did you think of the picture & caption I used to accompany this blog?

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Re: More!!
B_Albing   9/20/2013 4:43:43 PM
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@Max - which one of those odd looking people is you?

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Max The Magnificent   9/20/2013 4:53:26 PM
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@B_Albing: Max - which one of those odd looking people is you?

I wondered if anyone would spot me -- I'm the good looking one, of course :-)

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David Ashton   9/20/2013 7:17:04 PM
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I was going to suggest a sheet of musicians, but none of them are playing anything (one hopes :-)  and a sheet of singers does not have the same ring to it (even though it alliterates better)...

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RichQ   9/20/2013 4:42:17 PM
I have heard of a giggle of nurses, a rash of dermatologists, and a crash of test tube technicians from my father's old Medical Directlr's Notebook.

I would have thought it would a strangeness of quantum physicists, but I could be wrong.

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Max The Magnificent   9/20/2013 4:52:15 PM
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@Rich: I love "a rash of dermatologists" ... I think you are right about "a strangeness of quantum physicists" -- that would have been a better one.

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Garcia-Lasheras   9/20/2013 4:58:19 PM
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I really like the picture!! But if we are talking about the quantum realm, I bet for...

"an entanglement of quantum physicists"

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Max The Magnificent   9/20/2013 5:00:13 PM
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@Garcia: ..."an entanglement of quantum physicists"...

Oooh -- I like thsi one as well -- did you see Rich's suggestion of "a strangeness of quantum physicists"?

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Duane Benson   9/20/2013 5:10:22 PM
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My vote would go to Garcia's: "an entanglement of quantum physicists"

Here's two that may have been directed toward me over the years:

A clumsy of geeks

A nnoying of nerds

 

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Max The Magnificent   9/23/2013 11:41:13 AM
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@Duane: I love "a nnoying of nerds" ... that works on several levels. Not so sure about "a clumsy of geeks" ... how about:

"a gauche of geeks"

"a gawkish of geeks"

"a gawky of geeks"

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JGrubbs   9/23/2013 12:05:28 PM
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How about

 

" a poke of proctologist"

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Max The Magnificent   9/23/2013 12:50:00 PM
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@Jgrubbs: How about "a poke of proctologist"


I was going to say "let's not go there" (LOL), but then I thought:

   "a panic of proctologists"

   "a foreboding of proctologists"

   "a misery of proctologists"

   "an offense of proctologists"

   "an outrage of proctologists"

   "a trespass of proctologists"

 

But yours is simpler and more to the point (no pun intended :-)

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Definition of a "sillygism"
betajet   9/20/2013 7:31:28 PM
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"A Sillygism is the combination of two Prim Misses to yield a Delusion".  [Lewis Carroll, of course]

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Let's not forget RTOS programmers
betajet   9/20/2013 7:33:07 PM
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"A Tardy of RTOS programmers."

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Max The Magnificent   9/23/2013 11:48:14 AM
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@betajet: "A tardy of RTOS programmers."

Good One!

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Re: Let's not forget RTOS programmers
JGrubbs   9/23/2013 1:45:19 PM
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And

"A stack of Forth programmers"

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Re: Let's not forget RTOS programmers
Max The Magnificent   9/24/2013 12:13:06 PM
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@Jgrubbs: A stack of Forth programmers

Oooh -- clever!

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Horripilations
David Ashton   9/21/2013 1:24:43 AM
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@Max: "Betajet also told us that "horripilation" is another name for goose bumps or goose flesh, but he didn't take this any further."



Actually his suggestion was in his subject line: "A Horripilation of Ball Grid Arrays"

Which I would agree with!

 

 

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betajet   9/22/2013 4:09:30 PM
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Thanks!  I'm glad there are others who feel the same way about BGAs.

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Max The Magnificent   9/23/2013 11:49:06 AM
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@David: Actually his suggestion was in his subject line: "A Horripilation of Ball Grid Arrays"

My bad -- good catch

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and yet more...
David Ashton   9/21/2013 2:30:19 AM
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How about:

A swindling of salesmen (especially those of used cars!)

a bevy of beauty therapists

a galaxy of astronomers

a sparkling of jewellers

A coat of painters

a ring of jewellers

a shelf of grocers

a hirsuteness of barbers

a hearing of audiologists

A refraction of opticians

an array of programmers

a classification of librarians

an attribution of authors

a reference of technical writers

and last but not least
A competence of engineers
You could maybe use "excellence" as well - it has better alliteration but doesn't have the same ring to it...

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betajet   9/22/2013 4:12:38 PM
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I would go with "an exaggeration of salesmen".  This is borrowed from the classic joke with the punch-line: "Oh, you know how those [IBM] salesmen always exaggerate."

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betajet   9/22/2013 4:16:26 PM
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I would go with "a shush of librarians".  This is from the old days when libraries were deadly quiet and anyone who made a noise could expect a "shush!" and an angry look from the nearest librarian.

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betajet   9/22/2013 4:26:41 PM
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I'm going to go with "an ingenuity of engineers".  This is in fact highly redundant, since the word engineer is derived from ingenuity, but most people (at least the USA) don't know this.

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David Ashton   9/22/2013 6:24:21 PM
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@Baetajet....All very good, and I bow to your superior knowledge on these subjects!

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Max The Magnificent   9/23/2013 11:51:26 AM
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@David: ...and last but not least "A competence of engineers"

I like all of your suggestions -- some are very clever -- but when it comes to engineers I still like the one I suggested "An enterprise of engineers" :-)


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David Ashton   9/24/2013 4:54:59 AM
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@Max: Well you have 4 possibles there, put it to a community vote in another blog!

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mosspp   9/27/2013 7:32:17 PM
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Or as my wife would say . . .

An enigma of engineers

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Max The Magnificent   9/30/2013 12:18:03 PM
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@mosspp: An enigma of engineers

I must admit that I will be using this one myself :-)

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Collectives
anon4480659   9/21/2013 4:39:50 AM
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A prattle of PRs!

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Max The Magnificent   9/23/2013 11:52:18 AM
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@anon4480659: A prattle of PRs!


Good one

 

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How about....
mhrackin   9/26/2013 3:29:05 PM
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A confusion of project managers?

An obstruction of IT managers?


and in a different direction entirely, an occasion of party planners.

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Max The Magnificent   9/30/2013 12:15:03 PM
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@mhrackin: A confusion of project managers? An obstruction of IT managers?

YES!!! I love them :-)

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Oh no the smoke got out   9/26/2013 8:25:41 PM
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A quanta of physicists......perhaps?

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Max The Magnificent   9/30/2013 12:17:07 PM
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@oh no: A quanta of physicists......perhaps?

Good one, but check the eairlier comments -- I think one was "a strangeness of physicists" and there was another one also.

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More useless collectives . . .
mosspp   9/27/2013 4:00:12 PM
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a wave of RF engineers
a structure of C programmers
a trace of PCB designers
a deposition of semiconductor engineers
a circuit of electricians
a hub of network engineers
a cloud of backup services
a platter of disc drive designers
a googol of search engines (sorry, couldn't resist!)



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Max The Magnificent   9/30/2013 12:15:51 PM
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@mosspp: I love all your suggestions



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