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Old 03-15-2019, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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Parrots: a pandemonium

Swans: a bevy or a game (if in flight: a wedge)

Giraffes: a tower

Porcupines: a prickle

I cheated and googled; I found this link.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Parrots: a pandemonium

Swans: a bevy or a game (if in flight: a wedge)

Giraffes: a tower

Porcupines: a prickle

I cheated and googled; I found this link.

Saved!!
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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Many of these names make little sense, but a prickle of porcupines is using the ole noggin. I wonder what a baby porcupine is called?
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Location: Location
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A grumble of pugs.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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What a goofy language is this English.


A group of crows is called a Murder....A group of quail is a Bevy....Geese group in a Gaggle.


Any others you can think of?

Well, here we call a group of ravens of crows a flock and quail hang out in cuvvies. Technically geese are a gaggle but birds in general are called flocks in groups , or flights. Elk deer antelope are all simply herds coyotes in a group are a pack ( and packs of yotes are the enemy) what various critters are called in a group depends on the region you are in. Out West here we try and keep it simple.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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Many of these names make little sense, but a prickle of porcupines is using the ole noggin. I wonder what a baby porcupine is called?
“You little prck!”
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:57 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Not to mention the way a pig in the field becomes pork, bacon or ham when you serve him up on the table.
Venison
Veal
Steak
Probably a whole bunch of others. All that came about when French speaking people ruled England from 1066 on. The French had their own ideas of what should be eaten and what it should be called.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:01 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Not to mention the way a pig in the field becomes pork, bacon or ham when you serve him up on the table.
Venison
Veal
Steak
Probably a whole bunch of others. All that came about when French speaking people ruled England from 1066 on. The French had their own ideas of what should be eaten and what it should be called.

You're making me hungry. mmmm....venison chicken fried steak.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:49 AM
 
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I wonder what they call a group of lawyers?
a dungpile of snakes
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:07 AM
 
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a dungpile of snakes
ROFL. A really good one. So funny.
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