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Collective Noun for ballads

David C. Carter 14 Nov 07 - 10:43 AM
Brendy 14 Nov 07 - 11:26 AM
GUEST,John Wilson 20 Dec 07 - 11:14 AM
GUEST,Eric 20 Dec 07 - 11:20 AM
Uncle_DaveO 20 Dec 07 - 05:06 PM
Sorcha 20 Dec 07 - 05:11 PM
TRUBRIT 20 Dec 07 - 05:50 PM
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Dan Schatz 20 Dec 07 - 09:27 PM
Art Thieme 20 Dec 07 - 09:51 PM
Skivee 20 Dec 07 - 11:29 PM
Bill D 21 Dec 07 - 07:58 AM
Folk Form # 1 21 Dec 07 - 09:05 AM
Ythanside 21 Dec 07 - 11:08 AM
John MacKenzie 21 Dec 07 - 11:29 AM
David C. Carter 21 Dec 07 - 12:05 PM
dick greenhaus 21 Dec 07 - 12:10 PM
Big Al Whittle 22 Dec 07 - 11:36 AM
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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: 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: 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: GUEST,Eric
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 11:20 AM

A Bastard of Ballads


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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: 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: 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: Melissa
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 08:01 PM

a Choke of Ballads


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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: 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: 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: Skivee
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 11:29 PM

A Sharpe of 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 12:46 PM

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


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