Murmuring Words

I love words. Where they come from, what they mean, how they sound. My Mum collects dictionaries, so it’s probably genetic and not contagious (at least through the internets so don’t worry). For her birthday a couple years ago I bought her this lovely book that enumerates lesser used collective nouns – like a pride of lions but more intricate like an ostentation of peacocks or a murder of crows – YIKES!

While the video below has made its rounds as a meme – I still find it just delightful. Apparently we call it a murmuration of starlings when they gather like this. Enjoy!

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