Many of us are keen on collecting things – no more so than those who collect collective nouns. Those words for groups of things – like a parliament of owls.
Here are just a few:
and so on. Of course, it doesn’t take long to spot that different lists sometimes include different words. Sometimes it depends whether they’ve been ‘suggested’ or actually found in a dictionary (though even the latter can vary).
Thanks to the Science Librarian for this. Who presumably now needs a collective noun for lists of collective nouns.