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Old 10-03-11, 05:22 PM   #351
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a group of ravens (and possibly crows) is called a murder of ravens, sort of like it's a herd of cows or a flock of seagulls or a pack of wolves. That sort of thing. So two ravens isn't quite a murder. When a third lands it will be, but until then I guess they're just attempting to be one.
So if the three ravens think about this in advance before the third lands, would that be premeditated murder?
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Old 10-03-11, 06:56 PM   #352
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I've always been worried about an army of frogs. Amphibious warfare!
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As did somebody in the picture above. So what?

A poetic/fanciful turn of phrase doesn't indicate general or recommended usage (which is what "X is called Y" is implying).

It's not even a very good fanciful phrase since it doesn't make any sort of sense.

"Parliament of owls" is better (and I'd still probably slap anybody who used it in normal conversation!).
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^^^^

The top one was a nice cake...but a 4 year old (assuming he started playing when was three) playing GTA?
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The top one was a nice cake...but a 4 year old (assuming he started playing when was three) playing GTA?
That's what makes you say DAHELL?
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So if the three ravens think about this in advance before the third lands, would that be premeditated murder?



And if they get riled up about something, it could be...





(wait for it...)




AGGRAVATED MURDER!


Meanwhile, in the Engrish department...

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a bike for identical twins only.
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As did somebody in the picture above. So what?

A poetic/fanciful turn of phrase doesn't indicate general or recommended usage (which is what "X is called Y" is implying).

It's not even a very good fanciful phrase since it doesn't make any sort of sense.

"Parliament of owls" is better (and I'd still probably slap anybody who used it in normal conversation!).
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a bike for identical twins only.
Siamese twins I think.
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Old 10-04-11, 08:30 PM   #363
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Ouch . . . that has GOT to hurt I don't care what nobody says!
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I'm confused. Can you 'splain this?


Edit: Nevermind. I got it.
Oh man: I haven't thought about that in years.
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Epic, really

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Saw one of those a couple of months back.



In a display at the Science and Tech museum in Milan. Wrapped in plastic as it was being used as a prop in an exhibition and display about packaging.
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