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Re: not "a murder of T. rex"
On Feb 6, 1:45pm, email@example.com wrote some stuff on the subject: not "a
murder of T. rex"
> >>As an aside, I suspect we would call a group of young T. rex's a "murder".
> >>As in "a murder of crows", but for a much better reason.
> >No way! It is hardly murder, they're just trying to get a meal.
> >How about, "a dynasty of T. rex"?
> Given the mental image conjured up in thinking about multiple
> t-rexes stalking their prey, I would suggest a "terror" might
> be a much better collective noun. "A terror of tyrannosaurs..."
> lexigraphically yours
> Larry Smith
>-- And that's the end of stuff from firstname.lastname@example.org
According to the rules of venery, the collective term should convey some
meaning of the species. Hmm, does that make sense?? I have no idea
where most of the collectives come from, but a terror of tyrannosaurs
seems to fit quite well.