... a herd. But I also need to know how do you call a group of...

-sheep (>flock?)
-wolves (>pack?)

Can anyone help me? Emotion: crying
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A group of cows is called a kine.
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I've never heard of a kine of cows. It's a herd of cows.

I'd like to comment that many of these group names (eg a murder of crows ) are arcane and never used in everyday English. How often do you want to talk about elks? If you do, just say 'a group of elks'.

In other words, I caution you against wasting too much time learning vocabulary you don't need and will never use.

Best wishes, Clive
Clive, I know you're right about that, but doesn't "a gang of elk" sound like something out of a Far Side cartoon? It's just full of possibilities for parody.
Hi Barb,

Yeah, elks smoking cigarettes and wearing leather jackets.

How about a group name for grammarians? I vote for 'a quibble of grammarians'. And I think we should have leather jackets.

Best wishes, Clive
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I think being a quibble sounds perfect. Another site I belong to talked about doing t-shirts. (Is that a dangling participle or are you just happy to see me?) I think that's too long to go on leather. Maybe just a patch - "Grammar Cops" in a semi circle on the top and "Tuck in that dangling participle" along the bottom.

I'm working on my Sgt. Friday imitiation - Pardon me, ma'am. Did you misplace this modifier?

And they we all ride off on the back of a passing elk.

Oh heavens, can you tell it's after midnight??
sheep--a flock of sheep;
bees--- a swarm of bees;
fish--- a pool of fish;
elaphants-- a herd of elephants;
birds-- a flock of birds;
wolves--a pack of wolves;
puppies--a kennel of puppies;
deer-- a herd of deer;
lions-- a pride of lions.

Hi Anonymous,

You need to check your source for these things.

eg fish--- a pool of fish This is wrong. It's a school of fish.

Best wishes, Clive
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Taken from thefreedictionary.com

"These nouns denote a number of animals, birds, or fish considered collectively, and some have human connotations. Flock is applied to a congregation of animals of one kind, especially sheep or goats herded by people, and to any congregation of wild or domesticated birds, especially when on the ground. It is also applicable to people who form the membership of a church or to people under someone's care or supervision. Herd is used of a number of animals, especially cattle, herded by people; or of wild animals such as antelope, elephants, and zebras; or of whales and seals. Applied to people, it is used disparagingly of a crowd or of the masses and suggests the gregarious aspect of crowd psychology. Drove is used of a herd or flock, as of cattle or geese, that is being moved or driven from one place to another; less often it refers to a crowd of people in movement. Pack is applicable to any body of animals, especially wolves, or of birds, especially grouse, and to a body of hounds trained to hunt as a unit. It also refers disparagingly to a band or group of persons. Gang refers to a herd, especially of buffalo or elk; to a pack of wolves or wild dogs; or to various associations of persons, especially when engaged in violent or criminal pursuits. Brood is applicable to offspring that are still under the care of a mother, especially the offspring of domestic or game birds or, less formally, of people.·The following related terms are used as indicated: bevy, a company of roe deer, larks, or quail; cast, the number of hawks or falcons cast off at one time, usually a pair; cete, a company of badgers; covert, a flock of coots; covey, a family of grouse, partridges, or other game birds; drift, a drove or herd, especially of hogs; exaltation, a flight of larks; fall, a family of woodcock in flight; flight, a flock of birds in flight; gaggle, a flock of geese; gam, a school of whales, or a social congregation of whalers, especially at sea; kennel, a number of hounds or dogs housed in one place or under the same ownership; kindle, a brood or litter, especially of kittens; litter, the total number of offspring produced at a single birth by a multiparous mammal; murder, a flock of crows; muster, a flock of peacocks; nide, a brood of pheasants; pod, a small herd of seals or whales; pride, a company of lions; rout, a company of people or animals in movement, especially knights or wolves; school, a congregation of fish, or aquatic mammals such as dolphins or porpoises; shrewdness, a company of apes; skein, a flight of wildfowl, especially geese; skulk, a congregation of vermin, especially foxes, or of thieves; sloth, a company of bears; sord, a flight of mallards; sounder, a herd of wild boar; stable, a number of horses housed in one place or under the same ownership; swarm, a colony of insects, such as ants, bees, or wasps, especially when migrating to a new nest or hive; troop, a number of animals, birds, or people, especially when on the move; warren, the inhabitants, such as rabbits, of a warren; watch, a flock of nightingales; and wisp, a flock of birds, especially of snipe"

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