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Old January 24, 2017, 12:42 PM
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Oh, cool, I knew "conspiracy", but "unkindness" sounds better.
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 raven  unkindness, congress, conspiracy, parliament, storytelling 

I have a collection of collective nouns. These are the collective nouns used for ravens.
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I've never heard of an unkindness of ravens, but I have heard of a gaggle of geese.
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Looking at this, Spanish language is quite uninventive.
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Looking at the website linked above, I see that I'm missing a few, and so are they.

One of my favorites is 'a hearse of vultures'.
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Of course one has to ask on what authority these sites give these nouns - a lot of them are probably made up by the author. I like the "wilderness of monkeys" which I heard in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. There are some amusing ones, like a "set of mathematicians" and a "pile of nuclear physicists".
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A 'body' of pathologists - that one from the (Inspector) "Morse" tv series - when Morse queried the absence of the regular pathologist and being informed that he was attending a professional conference.
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