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April 07, 2007

Collectively speaking

The following appeared in the 4/29/91 issue of New York magazine. They run a periodic feature called the Competition, where readers are invited to submit humorous entries that conform to a particular topic. In this one, the topic was Collective Nouns.

A plethora of lispers
An overbearance of brood mares
A mingling of broken vases
A tenet of palindromes
A hotbed of quilts
A veneer of newscasters
A brace of orthodontists
A rash of dermatologists
A chain of lynx
A gaggle of censors (or comedians)
An amalgam of dentists
A cast of orthopedists
A slew of retired hit men
A box of pugilists
A concert of yes men
A flash of paparazzi
A bunch of florists
A sum of adders
A set of hairdressers
A herd of otologists
A lot of: salt, realtors, parking attendants, or auctioneers
A column of architects
A ring of jewelers
A great deal of used-car salesmen

Posted by joke du jour at April 7, 2007 09:02 AM

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