Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Fun and the murder of crows... via @DefinitionHouse #randomfacts


Most collective nouns were coined back in the 15th century, but they're still widely used today. Some are so commonplace, you probably wouldn't even think about using them. A gaggle of geese, a pride of lions...

Crows, on the other hand, have an intriguing, creepy-cool group noun...

A Murder of Crows

 

As for the why a group of crows is called a murder, the specific reason seems to be lost to history. But crows have been associated with death and violence in the past, which could be part of the reasoning behind the term...

A Murder of Crows

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