“Come aboard,” the captain said. And so they did.
A passel of pirates;
A pandemonium of red and green parrots;
A fluffle of rabbits with carrots;
And a fesnyng of top-hatted ferrets;
Plus Bluebeard with his septet of wives;
And a clowder of cats with their nonet of lives;
Followed by a leaping army of frogs;
A band of gorillas writing blogs;
And a six-pack of wiener dogs.
The riffraff of knaves on land sneered, “You’ll never get that tub going.”
A gulp of cormorants;
A flamboyance of flamingos;
And a vortex of vultures
They flapped that ship way out to sea. And everybody had a barrel of laughs.
2 Replies to “A Case of collective nouns”
This is so fun!! I tried to give a formal comment but couldn’t remember my password….still, hilarious use of nouns with a Noah’s Ark touch and birds to the rescue. It’s got it all!
Aye matey, that be giving me a idea – Noah’s Ark meets the Canterbury Tales. Each of those creatures could be telling they story. Such as they parrots, who be living a long time and so must have lots of tales to tell. I be thinking more on that.