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thinking about collective nouns and getting mad. that shit is all fake. 'did you know a group of ravens is called an unkindness?' shut up. no it isn't. it's just a bunch of ravens. i mean call it that if you want, it's your life, but that is not the 'correct term'. stop putting these questions in pub quizzes

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@lennie it's like "what is the most twee thing we can pretend these are called because that's it, that's the term now, isn't it funny!"

@lennie all those terms were literally invented as class signifiers after feudalism

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I kind of enjoy them, but pretending it's the only correct way to refer to the group of animals is dumb. Language is defined by usage - and not a lot of people are using some of the more obscure terms.

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