What do all the words in the list below have in common?
All of them are names of groups of animals.
- Murder – crows
- Pride – lions
- Ostentation – peacocks
- Shrewdness – apes
- School – fish
- Cast – falcon
- Array – hedgehogs
- Charm – hummingbirds
- Parliament – owls
This was prompted by a friend’s post showing two crows, titled “Attempted Murder”, and I didn’t get it. I found this great little website (Enchanted Learning) that lists all manner of animals, the male, female and baby names, as well as the group names. I only picked some of the more exotic ones for this post.
Now for the etymology. That would be a whole new research project for all these names.
3 thoughts on “Word Quiz”
Where is the ‘gaggle’ of geese?
It would have given the quiz away, hence no herd, flock, gaggle or pack.
But there was not even a ‘gaggle’ on the Enchanted Learning” website either.
Geese must be passe these days.