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In his blog, Mark Chu-Carroll puts up a rather funny question.

Collective nouns are cool and funny. Some of them are straightforward: a herd of cows, a pack of wolves. Some are goofy: a wake of vultures, a destruction of cats (that’s north american wildcats), an ostentation of peacocks. And there are some fascinating ones: a parliament of ravens, an exaltation of larks.

I don’t know of any good collective noun for a bunch of geeks. But I think we need one! So what should it be?

Some of the responses were hilarious.

Some responses included:

  • A computation of geeks.
  • A parallel of geeks.
  • GEEK geek[MAX_GEEK];
  • A Set of Geeks.
  • it’s a hash of geeks ?
  • I think it depends on the reason for which the geeks are meeting, or the type of geeks that they are. Computer geeks could form arrays, while DnD nerds form parties. Physics geeks might be galaxies, and Chemists condensates, and biologists populations. A sentence of Linguists.What can be geekier than a specific qualifying collective noun?
  • Geek[] geeks;
    geeks.size()
  • A googleplex of geeks!

Some responses as i said have been hilarious! What do you think is the proper collective noun? ;)

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