you will agree that collective nouns such as...
(a) A group of people living in the same locality and under
the same government. (b)The district or location in which they live.
A social group or class having common interests.
Society as a whole; the public.
...a barren of mules, a bale of turtles, a bank of swans, a
bevy of quail, a business of ferrets, a cete of badgers, a charm of hummingbirds,
a chattering of starlings, a clamor of rooks, a coil of teal, a company
of widgeons, a convocation of eagles, a covert of coots, a cowardice of
curs, a crash of rhinoceri, a down of hares, an exaltation of larks, a
fall of woodcocks, a gaggle of geese, a gam of whales, a hover of trout,
a hurtle of sheep, a husk of jackrabbits, a knot of toads, a labor of moles,
a leap of leopards, a mob of kangaroos, a murder of crows, a murmuration
of doves, a mustering of storks, a mutation of thrushes, a nest of cottontails,
a nye of pheasants, a pace of asses, a paddling of ducks, a parliament
of owls, a pitying of turtles, a plump of ducks, a pod of seals, a pride
of lions, a quantity of smelt, a rafter of turkeys, a rag of camels, a
school of fish, a sedge of herons, a shoal of bass, a shrewdness of apes,
a siege of bitterns, a skein of geese, a sloth of bears, a smack of jellyfish,
a sord of mallards, a style of pigs, a tittering of magpies, a tribe of
goats, an unkindness of ravens, and a wing of plovers...
...might be referred to as a noun of collectives.
Over the past few decades, I have observed...
Through a numbness of repetitions, the word "community" has
become an extravagance of interests, a jumble of persons, and therefore
a pretension of communities.
an expression of congenialities ("a community of persons,"
"a community of interests") smithereened by...
a divisiveness of ethnicities ("the black community," "the
a tautology of institutions ("the law enforcement community,"
"the intelligence community"), and...
a lampoon of professionals ("the legal community," "the banking