Over the weekend, I went to West Seattle and had brunch with an old friend. After we ate, we walked around the shops. In a home furnishings store, I noticed a beautiful book and had to have it. So I am now the proud owner of:
A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras from Woop Studios.
The collective nouns in this book were researched from The Book of Saint Albans, An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition by James Lipton which I talked about in my post Exploring: Collective Nouns, and other historic examples of collective nouns.
A collection of collective nouns is fun for anyone and everyone who enjoys playing with words, and this book is beautiful as well.
This is the page I turned to in the store that turned this book from, Oh, I want this, to I’m taking this home with me. As a person who worked many years as a seamstress and tailor, I absolutely love the idea of being part of a Disguising. I’m going to extend that to A disguising of costumers because it’s just perfect. As you can see, the full page graphic designs are also eye-candy.
This page is full of fun collective nouns. I especially like:
- A venom of spiders
- A duplicity of spies
- A scurry of squirrels
- and A galaxy of starfish
I highly recommend treating yourself to a copy of A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras from Woop Studios.
Also from Woop Studios:
A Raft of Otters: Collective Nouns Flash Cards from A to Z
A Zeal of Zebras: An Alphabet of Collective Nouns
How can you use collective nouns in your writing?
Happy Reading and Writing