Houston there’s peas in my korma

Week one of Lite n’ easy. Week one of carefully dodging evil ingredients. So far I’m finding that the chefs at lite n’ easy like to chop the food small. This does not bode well for the food separatists among us who feel compelled to remove the offending articles. The first night, I was trying to avoid the onion. Tonight, the peas were testing my fine motor skills with my fork. My dinner contained an obscenity of peas.

Knowing that obscenity was not the correct collective noun for peas, I googled it, only to be exceptionally disappointed. A murder of peas? A murmation? A mass killing or a mutations? No, it was a pod of peas. How outrageously dull.

While I was internet surfing for collective nouns, I checked out whether Andrew was fibbing regarding the clowder of cats. He was not. Evidently ‘c’ words are popular for cats… a clowder of them; a cluster, a clutter, a kindle. I think it’s time we used some poetic licence and got my favourite furry friends a better collective noun. I mean seriously, owls get a parliament, racoons a nursery and rhino’s a crash; surely cats desire better than a clowder.

I hereby call for suggestions. If I get one good enough, I’m sure that the Oxford dictionary will admit the current terms are pathetic and change it, yes?

What about a flea of cats; a hairball of cats, or a whisker of them? I look at Saffron and Licorice. Nope, they’re far too fat to be ‘grouped’ by fleas, hairballs or whiskers. Perhaps I should go with a donut of cats; a souffle of cats or a double whipped cream choc tart with a cherry on the top of cats (Licorice would almost certainly make it in the last one).

On a tangent (as if going from peas in my korma to a surfeit of skunks wasn’t enough) I wonder what the collective noun for blogs is? So I googled it. (Google answers all). It seems I’m not the only one who has been wondering. I found an old post from 2007 which invited readers to submit their suggestions; and submit they did. Among my favourites were:

  • bridge of bloggers
  • gaggle of bloggers
  • google of bloggers
  • an inbox of bloggers
  • an irrelevance of bloggers

More here. Then I moved on to Richard Watts’ blog: Man About Town to discover a few more.

There were a number in the self-depricating vein of ‘an irrelevance’:
  • an opinionation of bloggers
  • wanktative of bloggers.
  • an inbreeding of bloggers
  • a blot of bloggers
Then there were a host of ‘technical’ and ‘geeky’ attempts
  • a div tag of bloggers
  • a typepad of bloggers
  • a block-quote of bloggers
  • a cross-post of bloggers
  • a toggle of bloggers
  • a thread of bloggers
  • a flickr of bloggers
  •  a repost of bloggers
  •  a click of bloggers
and my favourite:
  • qwerty of bloggers
And just think! All this started because there was an obscenity of peas in my korma.

Posted on January 13, 2012, in Cats, Waffle and Nonsense and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. This is weird and spooky. Only today I have posted on Facebook to ask what the collective noun for a group of horses is, having encountered a group of horses this morning and wanting to talk about it and suddenly realising I do not know what they are called…..

    I’d like to throw a ‘drivel’ of bloggers into the pot – present company (and me) excepted, of course 😀

  2. What’s Light ‘n’ Easy?
    Not sure your group nouns work as they are rather adjectival – that doesn’t stop me agreeing with some of them!
    I shall find you a copy of the diaries.
    Don’t rely on Google!

    • Lite n’ easy has been around in Australia for a few decades. It’s a service which delivers pre-packaged meals to your home once a week. Originally it was for weight loss and it still is however they now promote it for convenience as well and offer packages where you can choose what to buy so you’re not restricted to 1200 calories if you don’t want to be.

      When I met Andrew 2 years ago he was on patches to quit smoking. (Lucky too because I refused to go out with a smoker. It was something on which I would not waiver). Anyway, he did quit but as with many smokers he has put on a lot of weight. That’s problematic as Andrew has a muscle wasting condition and so he is not able to lift, push, pull etc heavy weights. His new chair is half the weight of the old one which has helped but getting rid of some of his extra weight will help too.

      As Andrew cooks me dinner frequently it was going to be really hard if I wasn’t eating it too. At the moment I’m trying it to see what it’s like. I can afford to lose 5 kilos easily. That’s what I’ve put on since being with Andrew. I can’t really say he feeds me too well; I’m just a piglet!

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