Collective Noun for Moles?

A chance to meet up with friends and have a chat - a general space with the freedom to talk about anything.
User avatar
The Riff-Raff Element
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1650
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:27 pm
Location: South Vendée, France
Contact:

Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258202Post The Riff-Raff Element
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:21 pm

I'm going to nominate a "conspiracy" of moles. It seems appropriate, given how they always manage to choose the part of veg patch where they can do most damage. Bastards.

Any other ideas?

User avatar
MKG
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5133
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:15 pm
Location: North Notts.

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258206Post MKG
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:11 pm

You can't do that! Officially, it's a company or a labour of moles.

On second thoughts, as the Victorians simply made that up (similar history for most collective nouns) I think you can probably call 'em what you like.

Given your experience (and I know what you mean) how about a radar of moles?

Mike
The secret of life is to aim below the head (With thanks to MMM)

oldjerry
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 2101
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:57 am

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258207Post oldjerry
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:18 pm

Forget 'conspiracy',you had it right all along.... A hoard of BASTARDS.

User avatar
Millymollymandy
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 17637
Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 6:09 am
Location: Brittany, France

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258211Post Millymollymandy
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:53 pm

Yup, was gonna nominate BARSTEWARDS. :lol:

Are you sure they are moles, not voles? Both leave mounds of earth but a mole hole is vertical whereas a vole hole goes off at an angle (or possibly the other way round - my OH told me this) - for some reason the voles and mulots love the veg patch but the moles like the lawn. Don't ask me why!
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
http://chateaumoorhen.blogspot.com/

User avatar
contadina
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 807
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:11 pm
Location: Puglia, Italy

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258212Post contadina
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:57 pm

Got to be a mountain of moles, surely :wink:

User avatar
JuzaMum
Living the good life
Living the good life
Posts: 205
Joined: Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:26 pm
Location: Bournemouth

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258219Post JuzaMum
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:24 pm

A nuisance of moles?
Happiness isn't having what you want but wanting what you have.

User avatar
bill1953
Living the good life
Living the good life
Posts: 367
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:50 am
latitude: 53.95
longitude: 8.95
Location: Béal Átha na Muice, Maigh Eo, Eire

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258233Post bill1953
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:28 pm

Moles
Just because you see two eyes shining in the jungle at night, do not think that the worse thing that could happen is that you are about to be attacked by a tiger. It could be two one-eyed tigers.

User avatar
KathyLauren
Living the good life
Living the good life
Posts: 422
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:57 pm
latitude: 44.5
longitude: -66
Location: East Coast of Canada

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258238Post KathyLauren
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:06 pm

A CIA of moles? An MI5 of moles? :iconbiggrin:

User avatar
trinder
Living the good life
Living the good life
Posts: 439
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:12 am
Location: tewkesbury

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258239Post trinder
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:08 pm

A "ground" of MOLEsters.
sorry.
My mate another scouser moved to Tewkesbury (rural) she saw the mole hills, had seen tv programmes and thought that they were about the size of a rabbit. :roll:
On the issue of animals for research "The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor, 'Can they talk?' but rather, 'Can they suffer?'" Jeremy Bentham

User avatar
the.fee.fairy
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4635
Joined: Fri May 05, 2006 5:38 pm
Location: Jiangsu, China
Contact:

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258244Post the.fee.fairy
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:05 am

A mound of moles!

User avatar
The Riff-Raff Element
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1650
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:27 pm
Location: South Vendée, France
Contact:

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258246Post The Riff-Raff Element
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:39 am

There's some good stuff coming out here. I wasn't being nearly imaginative enough.

However, from this morning, I fear it will be a "discontinuation" of moles. :pirate: MWAAAAHAAAHAAA!

User avatar
sleepyowl
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1118
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:53 am
Location: Hasbury, Halesowen
Contact:

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258257Post sleepyowl
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:22 am

a skin of moles
Organiser of the Rainbow Moot for LGBT Pagans in the West Midlands
http://robstacey.blogspot.co.uk/

oldfella
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1237
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:31 pm
latitude: 44.564
longitude: 0.959
Location: Lot et Garonne France

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258289Post oldfella
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:55 pm

R 'smoles
I can't do great things, so I do little things with love.

User avatar
MuddyWitch
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 2460
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:13 pm
latitude: 52.643985
longitude: -1.052939
Location: Leicester, uk, but heading to Ireland

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258528Post MuddyWitch
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:59 pm

There are no moles in Ireland.....this is just one more reason to emigrate.

MW
If it isn't a Greyhound, it's just a dog!

User avatar
southeast-isher
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1206
Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:41 pm
Location: Great Britain

Re: Collective Noun for Moles?

Post: # 258529Post southeast-isher
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:07 pm

miles

Post Reply