Compendium of Collective Nouns
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236 pages



115 plates + spot art

UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa


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Compendium of Collective Nouns

From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras

This illustrated reference compiles more than 2000 collective nouns and brings them to life in stunningly colourful, graphic artwork from the design dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the diversity of terms collected here covers topics from plants and animals (a parade of elephants, a stand of trees) to people and things (a pomposity of professors, an exultation of fireworks) and range from the familiar (a pride of lions) to the downright obscure (an ooze of amoebas). Pronunciations, definitions, etymologies and historical anecdotes throughout make the book as entertaining to read as it is beautiful to look at.

About the Author(s)
Woop Studios and Sacher, Jason

Woop Studios was founded in June 2010 by Miraphora Mina, Eduardo Lima, Mark Faulkner, and Harriet Logan. Their main output are the wildly popular collective nouns prints which also grace the pages of the celebrated children’s book A Zeal of Zebras. As MinaLima Design, Mira and Eduardo have spent the last decade working as graphic designers on the Harry Potter film franchise. They designed the Marauder's Map, The Daily Prophet, and the invitation to the Yule ball.

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