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I'm a big fan of the collective noun.


It's a word that refers to a group of something.  Often, you don't even need the noun part.  

For example a gaggle (of geese).  Unless they are a skein (flying geese) or a flock (mixed with other birds, or domestic geese).

Here's a list of English collective nouns for several different animals

Today I was trying to find the collective noun for silkworms but with no luck.  But I found some fun examples that I didn't know.  
 
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I think it's a purse of silkworms.  

You won't find that anywhere on the internet, just in my head.
 
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Timothy Markus wrote:I think it's a purse of silkworms.  

You won't find that anywhere on the internet, just in my head.



That sounds like the phrase I've heard before.    Thanks.
 
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r ranson wrote:That sounds like the phrase I've heard before.    Thanks.



You've got to be kidding.  I should've ™ed it...
 
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