We loved the challenge issued by NPR’s Studio 360, noting  the collective nouns referring to a group of like animals—for example “an exaltation of larks” or “a murder of crows.”  They challenged listeners to create collectives for a list of types of humans.

Here are a few of the creative answers they received on their website.

A Crescendo of Operagoers
A Subscription of Operagoers
An Appreciation of Operagoers

An Arc of Yoga Instructors
A Posture of Yoga Instructors
A Mat of Yoga Instructors


We would love to hear ideas for a collective noun for Women of a Certain Age.  Use the comment box below to tell us yours.


Editor’s Note: The marvelous treasury An Exaltation of Larks is still available! You’ll find the Ultimate Edition at http://www.amazon.com/An-Exaltation-Larks-Ultimate-Edition/dp/0140170960. It promises “more than 1,100 resurrected or newly minted contributions to that most endangered of all species, our language.”