All Sorts is a clever website that provides a “collection of collective nouns that may or may not have found their way into the Oxford English Dictionary. If you think that a charismatic collective is far superior to a dullard ‘bunch’ or ‘flock’ then this is the place for you.”

Some of my favorites from the site include:


  • block of writers

  • knot of string theorists

  • sneer of critics

  • clot of vampires

  • pontification of priests

  • convention of nonconformists

  • tautology of tautologists

  • conspiracy of theorists


A handful of them, such a hush of librarians , are illustrated:

And a round of robins :

Here’s a list of all the nouns used on the site. Have an example of a creative collective noun? Leave it in the comments section and, if you’re on Twitter, send it to All Sorts by adding the hashtag #collectivenouns.

(Via: Kottke )

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