Monday, November 17, 2008

Of Nouns and Collective Nouns

Going back to school-days, I started wondering about collective nouns. You will call:
a group of ants: a colony;
a group of flowers: a bouquet
a group of birds: a flock
a group of bees: a swarm
a group of wolves: a pack
a group of lions: a pride
a group of selvanayagams: a tissuevanayagam

And when I tell this to people around, they have started quarantining me. This is Kaliyuga and greatness is repelled.

3 comments:

JC said...

"tissuevanayagam"
care to explain the fundae behind this???

Selva said...

group of cells (or a collection of cells) is called tissue, hope you can get it now

Vijay said...

I'm surprised JC needed an explanation to get it. But well, I have had the rare privilege of being next to a tissuevanayagam, so...