Deep wisdom from ‘Through the Looking Glass’
"Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction."
"... you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"
"Take care of the sounds and the sense will take care of itself."
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
|One of the craziest oddities of the English language is that there are so many different collective nouns that all mean "group" but which are specific to what particular thing there is a group of: a herd of elephants, a crowd of people, a box of crayons, a pad of paper, etc. There is great diversity of collective nouns associated with animals, from a sleuth of bears to a murder of crows. The following is a list of the correct terms to describe groups of various types of animals.|