Mar 222016

I had other things I had planned to write about today but lag has become such an all-consuming topic that it is hard to give anything else serious attention. I don’t want to write about the lag – everyone knows about it, we all know how badly it sucks, and it isn’t any more fun to write about lag than it is to play when lagging. Boo all the way around.

So instead I will leave you with this. Which is cuter? A bunch of halflings preparing for a quest? Or a bunch of gnomes?


A Gnomenclature of Gnomes

A Gnomenclature of Gnomes
preparing to take on the Anniversary Party Challenge


A Heffalump of Halflings

A Heffalump of Halflings
entering the Haunted Halls of Eveningstar


Either way, I remain bemused by the wonderment of what to call these pictures. We all know a bunch of geese is a “gaggle”, a bunch of hippos is a “crash” and a bunch of crows is a “murder”.

But what is a bunch of halflings? Or a bunch of gnomes?

I am going with a “squirm” of halflings and a “guile” of gnomes. But I imagine you can do better than that.

Can you?

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

  11 Responses to “What Do You Call A Bunch Of Gnomes?”

Comments (11)
  1. I like gaggle of gnomes, but there is a Google search that says the proper term is donsy.

  2. halfling rabble, gnomic throng

    • I thought throngs were for a group of dwarves. Then again, that term was applied to dwarves in the Hobbit (the book), so it’s probably not the same through the worlds.

  3. Tbh, I’m tempted to give your question it’s full due and drop my view into an actual post but that would bring up the whole nasty business of “not meaning to get personal but… ” and the concept that one’s natural inclination of building on ideas found worthy of further study will threaten to label you a leech. (If that went past most of you, don’t worry, Geoff got it.) …and he’s doing his best to resist the urge to smirk and nod his head in agreement. …and then edit me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    In short ; What do you call the generic gathering of gnomes?
    Ten Years Late

  4. An aphorism of gnomes, and a heath of halflings.

    (Do I get today’s obscure pun prize?)

  5. a bevy of gnomes and a kebab of halflings – “going for a bevy” is an old Scottish way of saying you’re going for quite a few drinks ๐Ÿ™‚ and a kebab of halflings just because they look best on a metal skewer ๐Ÿ™‚

    Q: What do you call 20 gnomes on an airship being eaten by a dragon?
    A: A waste – you can get 50 gnomes on an airship.

  6. An infestation.

  7. According to Merriam-Webster (who I trust without question), donsy (actually “donsie”) is unlucky, restive, or saucy. If you live in the northern Midlands (of what? the UK?) it means slightly ill.

    All interesting enough, but not at all gnomey.

    • Well, I am feeling a bit Gnomely today, so how about a grip of gnomes and maybe on the half-ling side a hack of half-lings?

  8. A fuck-all of Halflings. A crapshoot of Gnomes.

What do you think?

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