For some unknown reason (well, unknown to me anyway) groups of animals are sometimes given very strange names. For example, a group of crows is called a murder, then there’s a quiver of cobras, a parliament of owls, a troubling of goldfish and last but not least…an ostentation of peacocks.
I don’t know who decides these things, but I want in on it, so here is a list of names for various groups of animals that I would like to see put in to everyday use:
An orgy of slugs
A potpourri of dust mites
An accordion of marmosets
A clog of wombats
A bureau of sea cucumbers
A jackpot of koala bears
An administration of earthworms
A crescent wrench of boll weevils
An apology of spiders
A thermos of iguanas
Believe me when I say that there are perfectly logical reasons for the names I have assigned to each animal group…I just haven’t thought of them yet.