Philobiblon: A new collective noun?

Thursday, June 23, 2005

A new collective noun?

I found myself musing on waking this morning, somewhat earlier than intended, on the appropriate collective noun for a collection of jackhammers: a "rattle of", or a "pound of" perhaps?

Working nights has its advantages, but learning just how often they dig up the roads is not among them.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

they've been working on the house directly behind my apartment for the past 6 months (hammers etc). drives me nuts, i should get a discount from my landlord.

6/23/2005 05:48:00 pm  

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