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Collective Noun for ballads

McGrath of Harlow 22 Dec 07 - 12:46 PM
Big Al Whittle 22 Dec 07 - 11:36 AM
dick greenhaus 21 Dec 07 - 12:10 PM
David C. Carter 21 Dec 07 - 12:05 PM
John MacKenzie 21 Dec 07 - 11:29 AM
Ythanside 21 Dec 07 - 11:08 AM
Folk Form # 1 21 Dec 07 - 09:05 AM
Bill D 21 Dec 07 - 07:58 AM
Skivee 20 Dec 07 - 11:29 PM
Art Thieme 20 Dec 07 - 09:51 PM
Dan Schatz 20 Dec 07 - 09:27 PM
dick greenhaus 20 Dec 07 - 08:08 PM
Melissa 20 Dec 07 - 08:01 PM
TRUBRIT 20 Dec 07 - 05:50 PM
Sorcha 20 Dec 07 - 05:11 PM
Uncle_DaveO 20 Dec 07 - 05:06 PM
GUEST,Eric 20 Dec 07 - 11:20 AM
GUEST,John Wilson 20 Dec 07 - 11:14 AM
Brendy 14 Nov 07 - 11:26 AM
David C. Carter 14 Nov 07 - 10:43 AM
peregrina 14 Nov 07 - 10:34 AM
Fred McCormick 14 Nov 07 - 10:20 AM
Snuffy 14 Nov 07 - 09:24 AM
GUEST,Young Buchan 14 Nov 07 - 09:18 AM
peregrina 14 Nov 07 - 08:29 AM
GUEST, Sminky 14 Nov 07 - 06:25 AM
MartinRyan 14 Nov 07 - 04:52 AM
BanjoRay 14 Nov 07 - 04:43 AM
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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 12:46 PM

What's wrong with calling it "A Ballad Session"?


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 11:36 AM

a pair of sweaty ballads


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 12:10 PM

Just to be pedantic, I believe the technical term for this type of noun is "venereal"---based on the old term for hunting, rather than sexually transmitted thingees.


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: David C. Carter
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 12:05 PM

I had an album called-

"Never Mind The Ballads,Here's The Sex Postuals."

I'll get me coat.


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 11:29 AM

A bad salad of sad ballads?


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Ythanside
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 11:08 AM

A stodge.
An overkill.
A bloodfest.
A club.
A sledgehammer.
An 'ohjesusnotANOTHERthirtytwoversewristslasher'.


Only kidding, honest. :-)


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Folk Form # 1
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 09:05 AM

An oh no not another lot of bloody ballads!

Actually, I thought the collective noun for ballads was ballads.


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 07:58 AM

Since several people have been 'collecting' all possible recorded versions of Child ballads and posting them on *USENET* for the last 2 years, perhaps a GIG would be a good name. (actually closer to 30 gigs)..a NET? ...a DRIVE?...


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Skivee
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 11:29 PM

A Sharpe of ballads?


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Art Thieme
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 09:51 PM

AN APHABETICAL RUNDOWN OF BALLADS

an armpit of ballads

a ballast of ballads

a bilge of ballads

A cord of ballads

a dumbbell of ballads

an enema of ballads

a filth of ballads

a gosling of ballads

a hysterectomy of ballads

an inkling of ballads

a jelly of ballads

a kook of ballads

a lambast of ballads

a muckrake of ballads

a numbness (or numbass) of ballads

an oddball of ballads

a pussyload (or pussycat) of ballads

a query of ballads

a roster (or rooster) of ballads

a shiiteload (or a smegma) of ballads

a titmouse of ballads

an underarm of ballads

a volume (or vomit) of ballads

a warlord (or a wuss) of ballads

an xfile (or xrated, or xxxrated, or xylophone) of ballads

a yesman of ballads

a zeitgeist (or a zoo, or a zilch) of ballads


(Art Thieme)


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 09:27 PM

I love ballads - but usually a few at a time. Over the course of two hours, they eventually risk becoming:

a tedium of ballads

Nevertheless, I've sometimes thought of putting together a recording of ballads called "The Ballad Tree," because I like the image. (And I like ballads.) I wouldn't want it to become a tedium, though....

Dan


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 08:08 PM

A pity that so many folks seem to suffer from ADD when it comes to ballads. The Classic Comics approach to telling a story seems to be growing in popularity.


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Melissa
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 08:01 PM

a Choke of Ballads


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 05:50 PM

MMario wins -- A Garland of Ballads is a lovely thought....


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Sorcha
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 05:11 PM

My favorite is still a Bore of Ballads, or a Boring of Ballads. Bert just beat me to it.

Look, a verse or three is OK....30 odd or more....sheesh.


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 05:06 PM

I recommend
A fascination of ballads.

Or, if one is inclined to be sour about it, as many seem to be, above:

A length of ballads
An eternity of ballads
A distraction of ballads
An irritation of ballads

And that's enough

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: GUEST,Eric
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 11:20 AM

A Bastard of Ballads


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: GUEST,John Wilson
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 11:14 AM

The difficulty here may be as in our old friend John Barleycorn. A handful of corn, a sack, a row, a stand, a sheaf, a garner. Depends on situation. A singer may present a sequence of ballads. Several singers would bring us a succession. In a book a collection.
A murder of crows describes them wherever they are, as does a charm of finches.
I like 'garner' as in 'Garners Gay'...


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Brendy
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 11:26 AM

LOL

A Hape of Ballads.

B.


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: David C. Carter
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 10:43 AM

A Load of Ballads


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: peregrina
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 10:34 AM

guest.youngBuchan: welcome. nouns of assembly, I like it, I like it.


typo--for my post after guest.Sminky's welcome 'enchantment of ballads', I meant to write 'if they are *other*worldly... (well, and I guess even if they're not when the singing's magic)


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 10:20 AM

A Bronson of Ballads


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 09:24 AM

A bouquet of ballads


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: GUEST,Young Buchan
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 09:18 AM

A May morning of ballads.

I can't believe I am the first pedant to point out that technically these are Nouns of Assembly, not Collective Nouns. Collective Nouns are unqualified by their constituent elements e.g. The Navy, mankind,Parliament, (not a Navy of sailors, a mankind of people, a Parliament of crooks).


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: peregrina
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 08:29 AM

when they're overworldly.

and when they take over from other music, a barricade...


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 06:25 AM

An enchantment of ballads


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: MartinRyan
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 04:52 AM

Got it!

A hypnosis of ballads - sounds better than a "doze" but the effect's the same!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: BanjoRay
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 04:43 AM

An eternity
or
an AngonIveleftoutaverse

Ray


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 04:21 AM

A doze of ballads?


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: MartinRyan
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 04:14 AM

A weeping..


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 09:13 PM

An "Exultation" but only if you do it for a lark.
Could be a "Collection" if you do it for the money.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Mrrzy
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 09:06 PM

I have to vote for a Family, of the above.

And my fave is a murder of crows.


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Brendy
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 09:02 PM

A soulful of...
A generalisation of...
A fallout of...
A treasure chest of...

B.


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Celtaddict
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 08:27 PM

A bardsworth of ballads? Sounds like a ren-faire character.


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: peregrina
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 07:50 PM

a parade, a cavalcade,

an effusion, a confusion,

a caterwaul, a gallimaufry


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 06:55 PM

MacColl and Seeger called it a harvest. Works for me.


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: peregrina
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 06:52 PM

a legion
a legacy
a bequest

a parabola of ballads and a hyperbola of singers

a skein
a yarn
a twist


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 06:39 PM

A root
A heritage
An entail


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: breezy
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 05:18 PM

'kingboreingdirgeofmonotony

profanityless


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Michael
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 05:06 PM

Of Child Ballads: - A family?


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: peregrina
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 04:09 PM

a bushel of ballads, a peck, or a gill,

A stampede of ballads when the Wild West songs won't stay still


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: peregrina
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 03:57 PM

a marathon (when it's the long ones)

an interruption (at a music session)

a harvest (when they're about mowing, or not)


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: GUEST,strad
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 03:47 PM

A Dirge?


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Rowan
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 03:34 PM

"A Childe of ballads" is wonderfully capable of appropriate ambiguity in its application.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Severn
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 03:27 PM

The Bonnie Bunch would be "Ballads-O", I was just told....


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Subject: RE: Collective every Noun then for ballads
From: Severn
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 03:13 PM

An overstuffing of the Ballad Box?

(especially after the ones where poor Chad gets hung)

A "Bonnie Bunch Of"?

or merely a "Whole Bunch Of"?

Hell, I always thought they came in "Collections Of", or at least that's how I usually buy them......


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 03:03 PM

A Murder of Ballads?

("A murder of crows" is one brilliant collective term, but I also rather like "an unkindness of ravens"!)


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Emma B
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 02:50 PM

Glad you got that one of your chest Frank :)

Keep well


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Effsee
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 02:46 PM

A Kist of Ballads!


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Subject: RE: Collective Noun for ballads
From: Peace
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 02:19 PM

An exhumation of ballads?


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