The wee ones (was Re: badassery)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Mar 16 15:11:16 UTC 2012

On Mar 16, 2012, at 5:25 AM, W Brewer wrote:

> JL: <<< A "clowder" of cats.  Or a "chowder" of clams. (Hey, why the hell
> not?). Use these and others in conversation and watch your friends
> disappear.>>
> WB: A can of sardines.

Too plebeian.  I'd go for "a subway car of sardines".


> A kettle of fish. A six-pack of puppies. A casserole
> of kittens.
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