Multiple Hat terms

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Spatterdash, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Spatterdash

    Spatterdash A-List Customer

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    We talk so often about hats (plural) as collectors and makers; it struck me a few months back that there should be terms for more than two of a particular type of hat.

    You've herd (bad pun, but I'm using it and you can't unsee it!) of a covey of quail or a murder of crows or a pride of lions... well, I have taken to calling a group of fedoras a 'massacre'

    I played around with the term 'riot' for a group of porkpies as well, but other types have so far proven elusive. I ain't too happy with anything I've thought of for homburgs, bowlers, stingies, etc.

    What do you propose?
     
  2. Stoney

    Stoney Practically Family

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    How about a team, or league, of bowlers?
     
  3. Ambassador Kosh

    Ambassador Kosh New in Town

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    An extra of newsboys. A Sherlock of deerstalkers. A malnutrition of stingies. A junkyard of stovepipes. A tomb of indies.
     
  4. carldelo

    carldelo One Too Many

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    My contributions so far

    From Spatterdash's earlier thread, I came up with these:

    A council of homburgs or a mob of homburgs
    A fleet of boaters or a regatta of boaters

    Oh, and I second the 'league of bowlers', that's great!

    And from the animal world, my favorites are 'a charm of finches' and 'a murmuration of starlings'.
     
  5. MAB1

    MAB1 Suspended

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    Mine are a Collection.
     
  6. rcinlv

    rcinlv One of the Regulars

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    NOT politically correct, but...

    A Scots of Stingys!!!!

    Woohoo, I'm over 100 posts.

    Cheers,

    RC
     
  7. carldelo

    carldelo One Too Many

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    Yes, that's the fact of it, but not the underlying truth.

    I think 'a compulsion of hats' or 'an obsession of hats' is more to the point, eh?
     
  8. Tango Yankee

    Tango Yankee Call Me a Cab

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    a melee of campaign hats...
     
  9. Spatterdash

    Spatterdash A-List Customer

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    Okay, so far we have the following, with my commentary:

    Fedoras = A Massacre.
    Porkpies = A Riot
    Bowlers = A Team or League (I like league, fun puns) A Donnybrook, A Strand (both mine)
    Newsboys = An Extra
    Deerstalkers = A Sherlock
    Stingies = A Malnutrition, a Scots, a Miser, a Picking (last two are mine)
    Stovepipes = A Junkyard
    Indies = A Tomb, A Lash (last is mine)
    Homburgs = A Council, A Mob (I Like Council a lot)
    Boaters = A Fleet, A Regatta (I Like both of these)
    Campaign Hats = A Melee (creative, I like it)

    General plural for hats = A Collection, A Hailing (last is mine)
     
  10. Lon Goval

    Lon Goval Familiar Face

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    How about a "Belly-full of PorkPies"
     
  11. carldelo

    carldelo One Too Many

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    That's good, I like that one.

    A 'convoy of Open Roads"
    and of course
    A 'pack of Whippets'
     
  12. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    I suppose a group of ladies hats would be a 'bevy'?;)

    Cheers!

    Dan
     

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