Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Beware the Borg!

This entry on the A.Word.A.Day mailing list led to a discussion of collective nouns (as it turns out, a sounder is a group of wild boars).

It reminded me of a discussion we had at . A session had just come out, the Expo Hall had just opened, and about a hundred people were converging on us. Someone said "Here come the geeks!" (not in a pejorative sense, of course--this is a conference where it's cool to be a geek). That, in turn, led to a spirited discussion of what the collective noun is for a group of geeks!

The answer (and, yes, I believe it's the answer):

A Borg of geeks.

Any better ideas?