Why Is A Group Of Crows Called A “Murder”?

Published At : 15 Mar 2017
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Watch Full Video Of Why Is A Group Of Crows Called A “Murder”?.Buy our clowder of cats T-shirt! https://store.dftba.com/products/cat-cat-shirt AND SUPPORT US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/MinuteEarth Collective nouns are a great way to have fun with language and nature. Thank you! ___________________________________________ Collective Noun: A noun that denotes a group of individuals. Terms of Venery: Collective nouns specific to certain groups of animals. Clowder: A term for a group of cats that means roughly, huddle, and comes from the same root as clot. ___________________________________________ Credits (and Twitter
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https://www.amazon.com/Exaltation-Larks-Ultimate-James-Lipton/dp/0140170960 Lund, N. (2015). No, It’s Not Actually a Murder of Crows. Audubon (December). Retrieved from: http://www.audubon.org/news/no-its-not-actually-murder-crows