Glad Whatever

John Ralph Carpenter via pbs pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:05:00 PDT
"But I am not aware of any collective naming of flowers". A bunch? A posy?
An arrangement?

On 14 August 2015 at 01:45, Judy Glattstein <jgglatt@gmail.com> wrote:

> O.K. Call it what you will - sword lily, gladiolus, pluralize as gladioli,
> "common speak" as gladiola - my whole reason for posting was not to start a
> dialog on the proper name for more than one gladiolus. It was to say "Isn't
> this a nice thing for the corn and soybean farmer to do, raise a whole lot
> of these corms and donate the flowers for hospital patients." Which
> apparently was so minor a thought as to be completely overlooked.
>
> In venery there are some wonderful collective nouns, in some instances
> refined as to whether the group - geese in this instance - are in the air
> (a skein or wedge), on the ground (a flock or gaggle), or on the water (a
> plump of geese.) But I am not aware of any collective naming of flowers.
>
> Judy
>
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