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Thread #106241   Message #2192746
Posted By: GUEST,stagemanager_x
13-Nov-07 - 11:42 AM
Thread Name: Collective Noun for ballads
Subject: Collective Noun for ballads
After listening to Norman Kennedy sing and talk at MIT last night, a couple of us were discussing ballads. The recent "Ballad Blast" at NOMAD came up and I found the term a little unsatisfying: maybe a blast of sea chanteys, but a blast of ballads?! We quickly moved from event names to collective nouns, and came up with:
a quarrel of ballads
a length of ballads
a sitting of ballads

      ...but I know there's better.

So who out there has a good collective noun for ballads?