Collective Nouns

I was having a conversation with Alex earlier, and we started talking about collective nouns. My personal favourite is still an “ostentation of peacocks”. We found various online resources (Animal Groups, and of course Wikipedia has something to offer) to ponder and discussed how much some of these words really had anything to do with the object being collected – an “aurora of polar bears” for instance.

Wikipedia also offers collective nouns for job types as well, offering among others a sulk of developers. We’d already been thinking of terms for developers, designers, project managers and the other disciplines we have here at work and came up with a “creation of designers”, “list of project managers” and the fairly obvious “Victory of Madgexians” (paying homage to the Madgex Arms of course).

Any suggestions to offer? If so, leave a comment and I’ll try and collate them.