Collective Nouns - $1,000,000 contest! (in Contests)

QBJohnnywas April 5 2006 3:12 AM EDT

Collective nouns, you know the kind of thing - a gaggle of geese, a murder of crows, a throwaway of tulwars.

I've got a 100k pot to give away to the best collective noun connected with Carnage Blender.

The usual rules apply:

1. Multiple entries allowed.
2. Keep it PG.
3. Closing date will be a week from now: April the Twelfth. Or sooner if I get no entries!

Oh and any donations to the pot will be gratefully received. I will be adding to it myself as I earn more!


Karmic Mishap [Soup Ream] April 5 2006 3:14 AM EDT

'A twitch of BA's'.

Karmic Mishap [Soup Ream] April 5 2006 3:21 AM EDT

- A beating of CP's.
- A mob of clans.
- A smattering of CB$.

I like this contest! ^^;;

QBJohnnywas April 5 2006 3:58 AM EDT

Thanks to Karmic for the donation. Pot currently stands at 175K.

JAFO April 5 2006 4:19 AM EDT

A flurry of familiars
A twinkle of tattoos
a jumble of jigorokanos
a quorum of QBs
a blink of BA

(CB1)logan666 [Jago] April 5 2006 4:19 AM EDT

A bundle of Corns

bartjan April 5 2006 4:53 AM EDT

A pair of multies

AdminG Beee April 5 2006 5:05 AM EDT

A Cheat of Multi's.

Stephen April 5 2006 5:10 AM EDT

An enforcement of admins

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 5 2006 5:57 AM EDT

A Useless of Tulwars. ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 5 2006 6:00 AM EDT

A Burning of Fireballs
A Melting of Fireballs
A Conflagration of Fireballs
A Scorching of Fireballs
A Freezing of Cone of Colds
A Pot-Shot of Black Market Votes

deifeln April 5 2006 6:07 AM EDT

A smatter of Mushu (Mushu is plural...kinda' like 'deer')

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 5 2006 6:08 AM EDT

A forum of posting drunks.

A gin of inebriated posters.

QBJohnnywas April 5 2006 6:09 AM EDT

A bar-room of Blenders

QBJohnnywas April 5 2006 6:22 AM EDT

Pot is already up to 275k!!!! Who was that masked man?!?!?

Cheers GL!

rufen April 5 2006 6:25 AM EDT

A cluster of CoI.
A mangling of Morgs
A splurge of XP
A splurge of CB$
A chain of Chat Mails
An army of opponents
A furor or fights
A cubit of chat

QBJohnnywas April 5 2006 7:20 AM EDT

Pot rises to 400k. Thanks to the lady in the hat at the back!

thanks Bast.

AdminG Beee April 5 2006 7:55 AM EDT

A giggle of collective nouns.

AdminG Beee April 5 2006 8:02 AM EDT

A catastrophe of failed bot checks.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 5 2006 8:26 AM EDT

A lesson of 48!s

Cylo April 5 2006 8:38 AM EDT

a withering of decay

deifeln April 5 2006 8:50 AM EDT

a handful of loans

Caedmon [Revenge of the Forgers] April 5 2006 8:51 AM EDT

A changemonth of complaints

Maelstrom April 5 2006 9:05 AM EDT

Last weekend at the conference, there was actually a brief conversation as to what collective noun should be used to refer to us mathematicians. Many of these refer to math concepts...

A murder of mathematicians? (has a nice sound to it ;)

A field of mathematicians?
A ring of mathematicians?
A group of mathematicians?
A set of mathematicians?

There were more, but I just woke up...

QBJohnnywas April 5 2006 9:07 AM EDT

A multiplication of mathematicians.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 5 2006 9:09 AM EDT

A flurried whinge of posts.

Maelstrom April 5 2006 9:10 AM EDT

Nah, too obvious :p

We thought of a gaggle of mathematicians, but that didn't sound too nice...

QBBarzooMonkey April 5 2006 9:13 AM EDT

A nerf of AxBows (the proper collective noun for the growing pile of discarded ones over there in the corner)


QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 5 2006 9:14 AM EDT

A pout of post-changemonth sales.

AdminG Beee April 5 2006 9:16 AM EDT

Surely it should be a google of mathematicians.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 5 2006 10:04 AM EDT

Nah, it's a sum of mathematicians! ;)

QBJohnnywas April 5 2006 10:17 AM EDT

With thanks to the King Of Contests BarzooMonkey we now have the pot up to a nice tidy 500k! :)

AdminG Beee April 5 2006 10:30 AM EDT

A Barzoo of donations.

stabilo [Lonesome fighter] April 5 2006 11:16 AM EDT

minimum ads for admins

community of communication immunities

forum for rum ;*)

carn (age 2) blender

python link

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 5 2006 11:32 AM EDT

A murder of LEET speakers ;P

AdminShade April 5 2006 11:33 AM EDT

a never "ending" of multis

QBJohnnywas April 5 2006 11:39 AM EDT

A scam of Montys.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 5 2006 11:41 AM EDT

Zoglog (Elven_Kings) Johnnywas (Wastorage) $250000 -- Col-noun-con 11:40 AM EDT

Big enough for ya? :)

QBJohnnywas April 5 2006 11:43 AM EDT

Thanks for that Zog! OK people! Pot stands currently at 750k.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 5 2006 12:21 PM EDT

A Barzoo of Contests!

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] April 5 2006 12:52 PM EDT

A Hegemony of Battle Royal


A Borg of Battle Royal

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 5 2006 12:54 PM EDT

A smidgen of Magic Missiles

molans[Grumpy] April 5 2006 1:14 PM EDT

A parliament of CBowls

"CBowls" are type of "Owls" which are numerous chiefly nocturnal birds... nocturnal because that wake up for their CB parliament...

Karmic Mishap [Soup Ream] April 5 2006 1:19 PM EDT

A tinder-pile of Axbows.

QBJohnnywas April 5 2006 2:02 PM EDT

Well, thanks to Borderliner we now have the pot up to 800k!

Vicious Cat April 5 2006 2:41 PM EDT

A Bastion of Bees An Edginess of Changemonths (If it's good enough for JW...) An Escalation (or Embarassment) of Quitters An Expense of Tanks A Shallowness of Fireball Mages An Irritation of Spellcheckers An Incalculable of Mathematicians

deifeln April 5 2006 3:55 PM EDT

A handful of female players (no double entendre intended)

Mrs Beee April 5 2006 5:22 PM EDT

A botch of checks

QBJohnnywas April 5 2006 6:42 PM EDT

Ok, thanks to Rampage our pot is now sitting at a cool one million!

Maelstrom April 5 2006 6:47 PM EDT

A keg of drunken Englishmen?

A Bathing Ape April 5 2006 6:59 PM EDT

a MILL of contests
a wee of elves

Nakmirax April 5 2006 8:23 PM EDT

A gasp of changelogs

A scalding of replies

A scorn of tulwars

A yelp of resets

A moan of kicks

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 5 2006 9:08 PM EDT

A whole befuzzle of New Players!

QBBarzooMonkey April 5 2006 10:34 PM EDT

A brood of mentees
A coterie of UC minions
A rout of Black Market voters

A Bathing Ape April 5 2006 10:39 PM EDT

a YAWN of afk's

QBJohnnywas April 6 2006 3:17 AM EDT

A disappearence of chat.

stabilo [Lonesome fighter] April 6 2006 4:46 AM EDT

A collection of collective nouns

Timberwolf April 6 2006 4:53 AM EDT

A whimper of whiners.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 6 2006 5:37 AM EDT

a hack of CrAcKmOnKeYs

QBJohnnywas April 6 2006 5:16 PM EDT

A bottom of bumps.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 6 2006 5:45 PM EDT

A Frittering of CB2

Xiaz on Hiatus April 6 2006 9:14 PM EDT

A collection of clicks.
A boot of kicks.
An expulsion of explicitives.
A streak of winnings. (:P)
An influx of 'newbies'.
A curse of changes.

QBPixel Sage April 6 2006 9:59 PM EDT

A Rental of RoEs
A Flurry of Fireballs
A Nerf of FS/WTB
A Changelog of Jon

A Link of Phantoms
A Missile of Magic
A Decay of Mage
A Chain of Ethereal

or how about...

A Cone of Cold


maulaxe April 7 2006 12:35 AM EDT

an ode to CB:

a Pain in the wrist
a click of the mouse
a pile of foes
a battle of friends.

Xiaz on Hiatus April 7 2006 12:50 AM EDT

A cahoot of non-collective nouns, attempting to be collective nouns.


DD34isback(justkidding) [Severswoed Accounting] April 7 2006 12:54 AM EDT

A nuisance of NUBS

Flames Fame April 7 2006 1:37 AM EDT

A War of Carnage

<img src=";jsessionid=d8af1ob94i1br?method=4&dsname=Wikipedia+Images&dekey=Carnage.jpg&sbid=lc07a" align="right">

DD34isback(justkidding) [Severswoed Accounting] April 7 2006 1:45 AM EDT

A armory of arrows
A meeting of multis
A rebellion of rangers :P

Flames Fame April 7 2006 2:04 AM EDT

A volley of arrows
A Community of Friends
A battle of Blenders
A clan of Carnage
A Game of Fame

oh well these r worth a shot.

Devenger [/me Forge Stuff :D] April 7 2006 6:53 AM EDT

A secular cult of nerds.
A cream of noobs.
A sux0r of l33ts.
A cuththwaddle of arrows.

Unfortunately, this contest is surprisingly awkward, due to the spell checker disliking my complete and utter unbelievable lack of the ability to actually spell words, or even USE real words. But there we go, eh?

Xiaz on Hiatus April 7 2006 8:25 AM EDT

A clientele of telephobes.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 7 2006 11:37 PM EDT

A kvetch of whinging posters.

[Redneck RV] Truc April 8 2006 2:37 AM EDT

A confederacy of carpists.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 8 2006 5:19 AM EDT

A slapping of wet fish

QBJohnnywas April 8 2006 8:03 PM EDT

Why is it called a round of drinks?

Rizz April 8 2006 8:40 PM EDT

A room of new players.

Bolfen April 8 2006 9:35 PM EDT

A Jonathan of changes

trigun April 8 2006 9:52 PM EDT

A column of architects
A ring of jewelers
A great deal of used-car salesmen
A rash of dermatologists
A flash of paparazz
A bunch of florists

QBJohnnywas April 10 2006 1:49 AM EDT

A Monday of Moans

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 10 2006 5:32 AM EDT

A Friday of pubs
A Saturday of clubs
A Sunday of beds

AdminG Beee April 10 2006 6:03 AM EDT

A pollution of drunks

QBOddBird April 10 2006 10:49 AM EDT

a DAWGhouse of BoNEs.

a quiggle of Rizzs.

a padonkeydonk of GLs.

I dunno, I'm just making stuff up...

Rizz April 10 2006 11:50 AM EDT

A clip of ammo.

QBBarzooMonkey April 10 2006 11:51 AM EDT

A beeehive of frustrated bus travelers


Rizz April 10 2006 11:52 AM EDT

A deck of cards.

Rizz April 10 2006 11:57 AM EDT

A class of monkeys.
An ocean of gold.
A flood of posts.

(sorry i'm posting as i think.)

QBJohnnywas April 12 2006 5:31 AM EDT

Ok. Cue drum roll! This contest is now over. The following entries are our finalists which will shortly be placed in a poll for your voting delights.

Thank you for all the entries.

These are the finalists:

Karmic Mishap, April 5 2006 3:14 AM EDT
A twitch of BA's.

G Beee, April 5 2006 5:05 AM EDT
A Cheat of Multi's.

Cylo, April 5 2006 8:38 AM EDT
a withering of decay

Vicious Cat, April 5 2006 2:41 PM EDT
An Irritation of Spellcheckers

Mrs Beee, April 5 2006 5:22 PM EDT
A botch of checks

QBBast, April 5 2006 9:08 PM EDT
A whole befuzzle of New Players!

QBJohnnywas April 12 2006 5:43 AM EDT

Oh there is a special mention prize going to Oddbird for his

"a padonkeydonk of GLs.

I dunno, I'm just making stuff up..."

Which made me laugh for a surprisingly long time....

Johnnywas (Jack Crow) [OB]OddBird (Cowfish) $100000 -- special mention 5:41 AM EDT

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 12 2006 7:17 AM EDT

Just for a fun addition I just thought of:

A Canadia of Todd's


QBJohnnywas April 15 2006 3:47 AM EDT

And we have a winner - our birthday girl Mrs Beee for her 'Botch of Checks'!!!

Well done! Don't spend it all at once! Another step closer to being the richest couple in the game!

Johnnywas (Wastorage) Mrs Beee (Queen Beee) $1000000 -- The Winner! 3:42 AM EDT

And a big thanks to everyone who entered and everyone that voted. :)

Tenchi Muyo April 15 2006 4:01 AM EDT

Shoot... and I had a good idea for this if I had seen the contest post:

A waste of bandwith.
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