Monday, December 17, 2007

What's in a Word?

Collective Nouns are a fun part of the English language. You know what I mean- a pack of wolves, a colony of badgers, a murder of crows, a troop of kangaroos, a pride of lions, and so on.

But here at MMB we are never ones to stop short at the edge of reality- we jump right over the wall and figure that there's no good idea that's not worth beating into the ground with a piledriver. So we are poud to offer an Absurdity of New Collective Nouns, all dealing with current events-

An Arrogance of Neocons.

A Beffudlement of Democrats.

An Obstruction of Republicans.

An Ineptitude of Congressmen.

A Blather of Political Analysts.

A Distortion of Fox News Anchors.

A Spluttering of Conservative Columnists.

An Hysteria of Bush Supporters.

An Obfuscation of White House Spokesmen.

A Quibble of Lawyers.

An Outrage of Islamic Fundamentalists.

A Rapture of Christian Fundamentalists.

An Embezzlement of Televangelists.

A Pander of Presidential Candidates.

A Snit of Guiliani Supporters.

A Presumption of Clinton Supporters.

A Snooze of Thompson Supporters.

A Futility of Kucinich Supporters.

A Righteousness of McCain Supporters.

A Flipflop of Romney Supporters.

C'mon everyone, add your own!


Phoebe Fay said...

Oh those are brilliant! I'll try to think of more, but damn, you've covered the bases so well already.

Sara Sue said...

I agree with Phoebe, you've done an outstanding job of covering the bases ... are you a steroid user??

Tequila Mockingbird said...

The Regurgitating of Reporters.

Colonel Colonel said...

Phoebe: Thanks, but I know you'll come up with some better ones once you put your head to it!

Sara: As I told the Congressional Inquiry, I have never used steroids. If amphetamines & crack are good enough for Richard Pryor, they're good enough for me.

T-Bird: Great addition!

Catalyst said...

A Confusion of Liebermans

Colonel Colonel said...

Catalyst: Ain't it the truth.

Phoebe Fay said...

A pestilence of politicians.

A swamping of Blackwaters.

An avarice of Halliburtons.

A screeching of Fox commentators.

Mike said...

Romney Supporters = A Delusional of Mormons.

Colonel Colonel said...

Phoebe: There you go, I knew you'd hit a home run!

Mike: DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! We have the entry to beat! A Delusion of Mormons! I love it!

Hungry Mother said...

a phylum of classifiers

Buzzardbilly said...

What a great topic! Excellent list. I needed something creative to distract me :)

a prostitution of lobbyists
a gag of models
a pinch of tightwads
a buzz of drunkards
a disdain of PTA members

Colonel Colonel said...

All right, folks, now we're rolling!

Malach the Merciless said...

A loonacy of Pat Robertson Followers

Colonel Colonel said...

Malach- Whoa! You just tied Mike! Keep 'em coming!

TED VELVET said...

a stall of hypocritical closeted conservatives

Mike said...

A whored (horde) of Ann Coulters.

A retard of O'Reillys.

A fascist of George Bush's.

A shit of Cheney's.

Beach Bum said...

A wackos of Allen Keyes supporters. I was greatly surprised to see someone had left the door to the asylum unlocked with him getting out and being at the last republican debate.

Kaytie M. Lee said...

An apathy of voters.

That's really all I've got right now, and something tells me I heard that somewhere else. I blame the cold medication.

NerdGirl said...

ok, this one is supposively real ...

a lick of lesbians!

Hungry Mother said...

an eyeful of beach babes

a ballsack of hypocrites

pissed off patricia said...

Fu*k, how do you compete with perfection? That list of yours is outstanding.

Kerstin said...

An illusion of government.

Excellent list.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

Outstanding!!! Can't think of any yet...

sirdar said...

I noticed the politics theme going on there.

A pack of liers