|A clowder of cats|
Today I am going to talk about something called collective nouns. And what these are is names for several items that are all together in one place. If you are like me, you probably mostly use ordinary words like "group," "bunch," "gang," or "gob." But now I am going to tell you some more interesting and unusual words that you can use. And all of these words are for animals or birds, so that makes them even better.
When I first decided to talk about collective nouns, I thought I could just make a little list for you and that would be an easy way to write a blog entry. But guess what! There are way more collective nouns than I ever dreamed there could be! So I am just going to tell you a few of them today, and that way I will have a bunch left over to tell you about another day.
|A kindle of kittens|
But besides a clowder, there are some other things you can call a group of cats, such as a clutter, a glaring, or a pounce. And a bunch of KITTENS is a litter, a kindle, or an intrigue.
|A pack of howling wolves|
Sadly, DOGS don't have as many interesting names for their groups. Mostly they are just packs. Except for HOUNDS, which can be a cry. And a group of CURS is called a cowardice, but I think that term isn't very nice, personally. FOXES have lots of good words, though, because you can call them a skulk, cloud, troop, or company.
WOLVES are mostly just a pack, the same as a bunch of dogs, but you can also call a wolf pack a rout.
|A coalition of cheetahs|
|A sault of lions|