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Collective Noun for a group of Thylacines

Discussion in 'Zoo Cafe' started by Zoofan15, 24 Nov 2021.

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What is your preferred collective noun for a group of Thylacine?

Poll closed 27 Nov 2021.
  1. A Flame of Thylacines

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  2. A Fire of Thylacines

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  3. Something else (please comment)

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  1. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    @Pootle was interested in finding a collective noun for a group of Thylacine.

    A couple of suggestions have been given, but if you have a better idea we’d love to hear it (comment below if you choose the third option).

    Extra credit if you can shoehorn some alliteration into your collective noun or come up with a creative meaning e.g. A Flame of Thylacines:

    Flame represents how the species has burned out (become extinct); the wildfires that are common in the Australian bush; their colouration; and their markings which look like dancing flames against the night sky.
     
  2. MRJ

    MRJ Well-Known Member 15+ year member Premium Member

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    Given thylacines were solitary, how about “an impossibility”?
     
  3. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Thylacines weren’t strictly solitary. According to The Australian Museum, they were known to hunt in pairs and females and their young lived in family groups like other ‘solitary’ species - tigers, leopards etc.

    If we can have a streak or tigers and a leap of leopards, then I’m sure Thylacines deserve something.
     
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    aardvark250 Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    I hate collective noun since i can't remember them, so I say "a bunch of thylacines", just like every single other animals
     
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  5. Bengal Tiger

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    Thylacines, plain and simple.
     
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  6. WalkingAgnatha

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    So a thylacine of thylacines?
     
  7. Austin the Sengi

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    Perhaps they could be referred to as a “Snuff”; which can refer to either humans exterminating them to the point of extinction, the way that they snuff out their prey, (no pun intended), or possibly both definitions at once. But to be honest, I am not so certain.
     
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  8. Bengal Tiger

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    Not quite, but that ain’t a bad idea either. What I meant was to just say thylacines as a opposed it a ________ of thylacines.
     
  9. Mr.Ivory

    Mr.Ivory Well-Known Member

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    How about a twine of thylacines
     
  10. ChIkEn NuGrEt

    ChIkEn NuGrEt Well-Known Member

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    Ooh, I like that.
     
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  11. WalkingAgnatha

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    Yeah ik.
     
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    gentle lemur Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    Blinking hell, that's depressing.
     
  14. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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