Appendix talk:English collective nouns
I think this article is deeply misguided - does anyone need to be told that one says 'a team of football players'. Conversely, there are some things which are not proper collective nouns - 'a freakshow of emos' for example. I vote this article should be pruned right down. 22.214.171.124 17:10, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
This is funny:
Whether this article is legitimate or not, authoritative sources must be cited. The website, "dictionary.reference.com" is in no way a standard reference for any language, much less for English. Some small effort was made, I am happy to see, to make use of Oxford, Merriam-Webster, and other legitimate sources. Perhaps references could be found in actual literature -- you know, "books"?
As to the legitimacy of this article, I have to ask why an "appendix", as such, would need to exist in this media? If this is merely a list of fanciful collective nouns, then label it such; if it contains alternative, deprecated, obscure, obsolete or otherwise supplementary entries, those entries should be included (and labelled) in corresponding articles. Articles exist, like these:
- Lists of collective nouns
- List of collective nouns for mammals
- List of collective nouns for birds
- List of collective nouns for fish
- List of collective nouns for reptiles and amphibians
- list of collective nouns for animals
What can be done to fix this situation? (Miimno 20:01, 29 December 2010 (UTC))
Move to Wiktionary
- An article listing all types of collective nouns is now on Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collective_nouns. You may now wish to consider deleting the Wiktionary article. 126.96.36.199 15:48, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
Looks like it might be legit, but it's not on the dictionary page, so I scratched it. DAVilla 03:00, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
The Appendix: Glossary of Collective nouns are a whole lot better and a lot neater. It's words are in a sort of dictionaryish version. The words are in alphabetical order so I advise that you go there. The words are in one column unlike this jumble of confusion.