Things you always wanted know and didn’t know where to look? Here’s the answer!
There is just no way you are not going to find this interesting. Below is a (semi) complete list of what you would call various groups of animals.
I absolutely love the Victorian flair. An exaltation of larks? A shiver of sharks? Fantastic.
Feel free to break these out in conversation. “Science is the poetry of reality”, after all.
|Bears||A sloth, sleuth|
|Buffalo||A gang, an obstinacy (I suspect these refer to old world buffalo; use “herd” for American bison)|
|Cats||A clowder, a pounce; for kittens…A kindle, litter, an intrigue|
|Cattle||A drove, herd|
|Deer||A herd, bevy (refers only to roe deer)|
|Dogs||A litter (young), pack (wild), cowardice (of curs); specific to hounds…A cry, mute, pack, kennel|
|Fox||A leash, skulk, earth|
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