Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Harras" is to "Horses" as ________ is to "Lists"

Is there a collective noun to use with "lists"? That is, one can have a dule of doves, a kindle of kittens, a labor of moles, and a pledge of wasps; but is there something fun to say other than "a list of lists"? (By the way, head here for more collective nouns for animals.)

But until I learn what to call it, let's just say that Chicken Spaghetti has a pretty comprehensive collection of end-of-year Best Lists.

When I have time, I plan to look through them all and pull out the Michigan names that I recognize. If you get there before me, holler about any Michiganders you find on the lists.

P.S. Please, please don't suggest "meta-list." Too dull.


Vodka Mom said...

came to visit from Alice's. congrats!!!

Vodka Mom said...

anyone with the name of "Deborah" is TOP on my list....

Debbie Diesen said...

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll be a return visitor. My blog is a little amorphous, but I usually do a profile of a Michigan children's book writer or illustrator every Monday, and post an original poem every Friday (though I'm on a bit of a holiday hiatus from that currently). Other than those two features, anything goes.

Now I'm heading over to take a look at your blog! :)

Lori Van Hoesen said...

I did some research on those groups of animals a while back--my favorite to come from that was an exaltation of larks. :o)

What would you call a group of writers? A reem? An inkling? Any ideas?