Collective Nouns

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Collective Nouns

Postby Alicorn » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:20 pm

Bells in groups are a peal. Jokers form a deck. Sherlocks come in shelves. We have just decided that more than one Miles, if we get around to having such a marvel onscreen, would be a league, because I'm hilarious. What would be good collective nouns for other templates?
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Re: Collective Nouns

Postby Kappa » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:21 pm

I love you <333333

Edit: To get slightly obscure...

Spoilers about future templates
I think you get a stack of JokerSherlocks, because you can stack a deck and a collection of bookshelves in a library is known as 'the stacks'.


More spoilers about different future templates
Gaëls (forthcoming adorable knight in Thalassa) come in bouquets.
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Re: Collective Nouns

Postby Bluelantern » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:40 pm

A Pantheon of Olympians?
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Re: Collective Nouns

Postby Oraanu » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:53 pm

Not strictly speaking template names, but the children of any particular Bell tend to have a collective noun. Rose's are rosebuds, Angela's are cherubs, and I think Glass's are beads? I might be forgetting some, but they're generally adorable.
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Re: Collective Nouns

Postby Bluelantern » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:59 pm

I feel that Elspeths should be named after something voice or honesty related despite being so few...

Tonies... "Armory"??
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Re: Collective Nouns

Postby Kappa » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:20 pm

Tonies might be a flock or a fleet, since some of them can fly... I'm not sure. I don't know if they'd go for armory, or arsenal, which also occurred to me.
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Re: Collective Nouns

Postby Alicorn » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:37 pm

Oraanu wrote:Not strictly speaking template names, but the children of any particular Bell tend to have a collective noun. Rose's are rosebuds, Angela's are cherubs, and I think Glass's are beads? I might be forgetting some, but they're generally adorable.


There's a spreadsheet item for this in the master sheet. Rosebuds, cherubs, and beads are the only ones in common use, and we're not sure we like most of the others but some of the firmer prospective terms if further Bells acquire collections of children include "starlings" (Stella), "ringlets" (Pattern), and "blessings" (Kiri). Elspeth is a nugget, but there's only one of her so it doesn't come up.
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Re: Collective Nouns

Postby Bluelantern » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:53 pm

Maybe Ice children could be called "snowflakes"?

Also: STARLINGS!!RINGLETS!!!!BLESSINGS!!!! <3
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Re: Collective Nouns

Postby Lambda » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:55 pm

I believe the correct collective noun for Zevs is an "orgy".
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Re: Collective Nouns

Postby Anya » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:56 pm

Hahahahagaha.
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