This week's "mailbag" from the A Word A Day mailing list included a compendium of clever collective noun coinages submitted by AWAD readers. Here are a few of my favorites.
A clique of photographers. -Lydia Ross
A whine of teenagers. -David Gasson
A conjugation of grammarians. -Eric Marsh
A contingent of understudies. -Ben Yudkin
A pinch of shoplifters. -Jim Vander Woude