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Collective nouns for faire
« on: June 05, 2008, 10:06:55 PM »
Last Saturday, a couple of us somehow wound up pondering what the proper collective noun would be for a group of knights.  Once that was settled, we came up with a few others for our own amusement.  And so, for your edification (yeah, yeah), I present Collective Nouns for Faire, 1st Ed:

Crusade - a group of knights

Pride - a group of nobles ('court' was deemed too obvious)

Mess - a group of peasants

Chord - a group of musicians ('band' and 'chorus' were tossed around as well)

Life (well, faire) interrupted at that point so that's as far as we got.  (I heard that sigh of relief!)  Feel free to add your own!   ;D
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008, 06:40:47 AM »
Pile = Group of revelers
Hacks = group of poets (with Meehan as proud leader of the group!)
Foul = Group of revelers and townspeople after a weekend without showering! (Actually, that could fit pretty much any group.)

Yeah, those are my three suggestions. Feel free to add more!

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008, 07:14:17 AM »
Wag - Group of M'Cracks
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008, 08:21:11 AM »
Ooh, I like 'pile of revelers' -- nicely done, Hack!

But why does a 'crevice of M'Cracks' (or crevasse or whatever) make me giggle so?  *grin*  OHHH!  A wedgie of M'Cracks!
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008, 08:57:30 AM »
I think a group of nobles should be a "suite" -- since when you get a bunch of them together they look like a furniture store display.

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008, 11:16:48 AM »
If you put the highest ranking nobles together, would that be a Royal Flush?
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008, 11:33:01 AM »
I was originally thinking a split.......but.....a crevice of M'Cracks......that has to be it.....
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2008, 12:19:24 PM »
If you put the highest ranking nobles together, would that be a Royal Flush?

You're thinking of the Privvy Council.
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2008, 12:59:55 PM »
You're thinking of the Privvy Council.

Speaking of which: a reek of privvies.

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2008, 01:02:37 PM »
Re: a "chord" of musicians: does that mean in the winter we get stacked in a pile 8' by 4' by 4' ??

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2008, 02:34:18 PM »
So, that means that a single minstrel would be a note, and a group would be a chord?
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2008, 02:41:50 PM »
So, that means that a single minstrel would be a note, and a group would be a chord?

In that case, might a pregnant minstrel be a dotted note (or perhaps an accidental)?
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2008, 02:52:09 PM »
So, that means that a single minstrel would be a note, and a group would be a chord?

Unless they don't like each other's company much; then they'd be an arpeggio.

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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2008, 04:29:40 PM »
I was originally thinking a split.......but.....a crevice of M'Cracks......that has to be it.....

I shall gleefully cling to this, my one claim to M'Crack fame, until such a time as I dare to seek a clan sponsor.   :D
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Re: Collective nouns for faire
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2008, 04:31:24 PM »
I think a group of nobles should be a "suite" -- since when you get a bunch of them together they look like a furniture store display.

Ok, ducking and running now....

LMAO!!!   If only you knew how true that was!  We look at furniture and think, gee that would make a GREAT doublet!  Wonder if I can get cut it off the sofa and not be noticed!
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