Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WNW: What Do These Words Have in Common?

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MORE:
The workshop is Saturday, August 13, 10:30 to 3:30.
Cost: $35 for the day. (A one-hour lunch break is on you.)
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Serious word nerd alert here.

I found this list of terms not too long ago. I'm posting it now with a question for you:

What do all of these words have in common?

I'll post the answer later.

Kindle
Sleuth
Leash
Brace
Charm
Drift
Exaltation
Grist
Leap
Murder
Bed
Sounder
Chattering
Spring
Trip
Watch
Wing
Rafter
Clamor
Kettle
Mute
Unkindness
Wisdom
Train
Gulp
Skulk
Rhumba
Clutter
Bloat
Troubling

6 comments:

Heffalump said...

Hmmmmmm. I'm curious about the answer.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I believe they're all words used to describe a collection of animals (e.g., a murder of crows, an exaltation of larks, etc.)

Sue said...

I thought the same as Sandra at first because I had seen a similar list, but this one is a little different.

=)

Stephonie said...

Oh! I know this one! I have looked up most of these. They are collective nouns. (I love collective nouns!) I have to admit that I had not heard of a skulk or a bloat.
Good list!!

CaJoh said...

I suck at wordplay, so I'm just going to be cheeky and say that what all the words have in common is…

They're all words

Donna K. Weaver said...

I would love to do that. I'm just not sure I'll have a new project ready in time. Ugh!

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