Friday, May 15, 2009

A bevy of Blogs

I have always been fond of the collective nouns used in English:

A flock of sheep, a herd of cattle, a pack of hounds, a troop of monkeys, A flange of baboons, A pride of lions, a pod of dolphins, a shoal of fish, a school of porpoises. Then there are the rather lovely bird names: a congregation of plovers, a colony of penguins, an ostentation of peacocks, an exaltation of larks, a murder of crows, a parliament of owls...

Ah yes, Parliament. What -I wonder- would be the collective nouns for those involved in this current sorry saga?

A snoop of journalists? A hypocrite of columnists? A claimant of lords? A transit of MEPs? A drone of newsreaders? A take of MPs? A bastard of politicians?

A Blah of Bloggers?

1 comment:

Bernard Salmon said...

A sanctimony of political correspondents?