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Warcraft Collective Nouns
comment 12 Written by on February 3, 2010 – 7:53 am

Collective nouns are the specific words that indicate a group of something, like a school of fish or a herd of deer or a flock of sheep.

Those are pretty common, but some collective nouns are really quite cool:

  • a murder of crows
  • a wake of buzzards
  • a parliament of owls
  • a prickle of hedgehogs
  • an ambush of tigers
  • an implausibility of gnuus
  • a horde of gerbils

The list goes on, and it’s pretty fun to go digging around for them. Last night, however, we started talking about collective nouns for warcraft classes and races. Someone mentioned that “gang” was a really lousy collective noun for a group of Paladins, and thus the game was born!

After posing the question to twitter and my guildmates, we came up with the following:

  1. A Bubble of Paladins
  2. A Volley of Hunters
  3. A Hearth of Paladins (Bubbles‘ idea)
  4. A Glitter of Blood Elves (from Skulley)
  5. A Faceplant of Fury Warriors (from Teuthida)
  6. A Beard of Male Dwarves and a Braid of Female Dwarves (with help from Teuthida here too)
  7. A Murder, a Mischief, an Ambush, or a Nuisance of Rogues – depending…
  8. A Pact of Warlocks, or possibly a Hell of Warlocks (thanks Tarq)
  9. An Apocalypse of Forsaken (that’s Arrens)
  10. A Buffet of Mages (from Bubbles)
  11. An Apostrophe of Northmen (Tarquin again)
  12. A Wrath of Moonkin (more from Arrens)
  13. A Cult of Warlocks (Krizzlybear for this one)
  14. A Tantrum of Forum Posters (The Daily Blink)
  15. A Shudder of Death Knights (Angelya)
  16. An Orgy of Darkfallen (Krizzlybear - that’s going to get me some fun google hits)
  17. A Litter of Feral Druids (The Pugnacious Priest)

And this is actually just a selection of them. If you think of others, leave ‘em in comments!

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12 Responses to “Warcraft Collective Nouns”

  1. A clank of warriors. A dearth of death knights. A grove of druids. A tribe of shaman. A murder of rogues. An order of pallies. A cult of warlocks. A pack of hunters. A blaze of mages. A convocation of priests. A convention of engineers. A quilt of tailors. A kiln of blacksmiths. A garden of herbalists. A swath of skinners. A chicanery of enchanters. A lode of miners. A quarry of jewelcrafters. A rank of forsaken. A clan of orcs. A voodoo of trolls. A picnic of gnomes. A garage of goblins. A crash of draenei. A company of humans.

    Just off the top of my head :D

  2. I love “a picnic of gnomes”… though I’m not sure I like it’s potential double meaning XD

  3. A fwoosh of warlocks. A floe of frost mages (very rare). A yoink of death knights. A frisbee of priests (healing variety). For the future, a grin of goblins. A bounce of nelfs (rogues, doubly so).

  4. A whisper of Night Elves
    A waggle of female Draenei

    By Sillermoon on Feb 3, 2010 | Reply
  5. A grove of resto druids. ;)

    By Verdus on Feb 3, 2010 | Reply
  6. A shudder of noobs :-)

  7. A (tele)port of Mages.
    A plague of Death Knights.

  8. Lode of miners and rank of forsaken are priceless Krizzly!

  9. “Litter of feral druids” made me lol irl.
    Must go see if there’s an actual term for bears. I know there could be “pride” for kitty druids.

    I really need to stop checking blogs when I’m suposed to be sleeping :D

  10. A gogogo of wipes?

    By Sven on Feb 4, 2010 | Reply
  11. A giggle of gnomes.
    An emo of San’layn.
    A herd of tauren, of course.
    A salon of blood elves.
    A cinder of raiders.

    By Hangk on Feb 4, 2010 | Reply
  12. And let us not forget, a lol of retadins…. :)

    By Hangk on Feb 4, 2010 | Reply

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