Animal Etymology: a “Murder” of Crows, a “Gaggle” of Geese . . . and a “Glut” of Lobbyists(??)

Animal Groupings: Oddest Names

Inspired by the political season, I have a proposed addition to the list of animal groups (below):

Crows: a murder
Turkeys: a gang
Rhinos: a crash
Foxes: a skulk
Lemurs: a conspiracy
Chicks: a clutch
Squirrels: a scurry
Seals: a harem

My proposal: a “glut” of lobbyists.** 🙂

Exactly what might that look like?

See photo (left).

**Runner-up names: 1) a “gang” of lobbyists (note: names aren’t mutually exclusive. So, besides turkeys, a “gang” also refers to groups of buffalo, elk, and weasels); and 2) a “weasel” of lobbyists.

Also: what about an “embezzlement” of lawyers? (it’s hard to stop once you get started).

See also, “Watching the Oscars . . . But Skipping the Commercials; ““You’re My Anchor”: Compliment or Dis?“; ““Synchronate,” Take 2“; “Canadian Quirks: What’s the Opposite of “Tabling” Something? “Tabling Something”; “Why is Calling Someone a “Piece of Work” an Insult?”; and “If “Colloboration” is Good, Why Are “Colloborators” Bad?.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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