A Lamentation of Swans

Walking to my Cardiff residence from the bus stop after travelling from the airport this evening, I saw this collection of swans on the Taff. I don’t know know how many there should be to justify invoking the proper collective noun, Lamentation, but they certainly looked nice.

In Maynooth you are more likely to come across a Murder of Crows than a Lamentation of Swans but if you’re interested in other terms of venery see here.

I wonder what the collective noun is for a collection of collective nouns?

One Response to “A Lamentation of Swans”

  1. “I wonder what the collective noun is for a collection of collective nouns?”

    A collection of nouns?

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