Do you want to go for a Charlie?

My siblings will understand this but I was not sure if it was purely a family expression or one that was used by people in general. We have had a bit of inclement weather here recently and rather than being stuck indoors I suggested that we go for a bit of a charlie.  It got me…

How often do we use collective nouns?

The common collective nouns are used frequently but how often do we use the rarer ones?  I got to thinking about this after we had been for our early morning walk and saw a (collective noun) of swans. We ruminated on what the collective noun should be and came to the conclusion that it would…