Monday, November 2, 2009

I can't help but wonder




What exactly is the collective noun for a group of robots?

78 comments:

  1. Hmmm is it robotics! Very very cute and I see they have their climbing skills working, lol!

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  2. I can't be certain but I think I remember learning it as a 'Beep of robots.'

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  3. But it might have been a 'Whirr'.

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  4. Woah! Whata lotta robI on that there washin' line!

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  5. I would say a click (clique)of robots... gedditt??
    I cracks myself up.
    Bye
    A

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  6. ¡Qué robots más magnificos! Me encantan sus colores y sus complementos. Congratulations!!!. Un beso desde España.

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  7. (I think it is) Robotii (row-bhot-ee-i) noun: collection/group of unbelievably gorgous Robots.
    {Oh Jodie, you are a star :) }
    Irene X

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  8. A malfunction?

    Not that your little guys look like they're going to blow any circuits. Except mine, of course. They are exterminating me with their cuteness!

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  9. Great suggestions in the comments but I just call the collection SUPER CUTE!!!

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  10. Given what they have hanging around their necks they could be a Scrabble of robots!

    Although I do like the suggestion that they are a click / clique!

    Very, very cute - wish I could get to Daylesford to see them for myself.

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  11. A collective, that's what the borg call themselves, so I figure a group of robots would be a collective too.

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  12. What about a toolbox of robots?
    Or a clutch?
    Or a ....
    That's it ... I'm out!!

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  13. How about a cog?
    I really like the "click" suggestion too. :)

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  14. I would call these ones a Ric-Rac of Robots...

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  15. Clever girls......lets go for a rabble or a throng......or how about a RIC RAC of robots...... now that rolls of the tongue or alternatively a RIF RAF of robots......its late.....I could go on but I won't.

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  16. I think it's called a "combobulation of robots". And this group is a fantastic example of the species! - Deb

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  17. A clank? Love them, I want one. Didn't know about Mr R-R but glad things have turned around.

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  18. I can't wait to go shopping at your stall. Oh, I tell you, I can't wait.

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  19. LOL! I had to look it up! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collective_nouns_by_collective_term_A-K It's a cog of robots ;)

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  20. hahaha! I like the "Beep" of robots!

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  21. Mr Swirlyarts suggested an 'Isaac' of robots (after Isaac Asimov who wrote I Robot) and I thought a 'bleep' of robots!

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  22. Bots! and they are so cute! Your amazing!

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  23. I love them! Do you have any plans to sell any of them in your etsy shop? Please let me know if you do. Kate xx

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  24. A Barrage of Robots? I love them - so colorful and so cute!!!

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  25. Oohh they are so cute! How's about a ROBBIE of Robots.

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  26. A byte?

    The end to the bus story was great. Snogging is overrated I find.

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  27. Bot Junkie had a competition to decide on a collective noun for robots this summer! The winner was Assemblage.

    http://www.botjunkie.com/2009/07/28/this-is-what-you-call-a-group-of-robots/#more-2031

    Whatever you call them, they're fantastic.

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  28. Since you will undoubtedly need to follow the noun with "of robots", you could pretty much use anything. Especially if they are specific robots that mimic something else that already has a collective noun. As long as it's not a creepy word. A "hive" of robots would probably give me nightmares! "Clutch" would be great for your robots as that is also the verb they would inspire!

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  29. Looking at them there a hang of robots. They look ever so cute.

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  30. a Razzle of Robots, what a clever person you are indeed, just love them .

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  31. a bosom of bots?
    a rack of robots?

    who cares...they look fab!

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  32. How about Robot-o-lot-of-us! They look fabulous Jod!

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  33. Oooh! I like the whirr, byte and click suggestions - but I have to confess that when I saw the "throng" suggestion it immediately made me think of "thong" and therefore your uncomfy undies in the previous post!

    Locket xxx

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  34. truly amazing Jodie, just fabulous!!!!! so glad to read you have comfy undies on now

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  35. A "cog" is not quite as cute as a "malfunction". LOVE LOVE these...especially hanging on the line like that!

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  36. I have no idea but they brought a smile to my face!

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  37. Wikipedia calls it a cog. but i love them all, especially a collective. the suggestions here, I'll add mine, a pod of Bots

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  38. Robi. Pronounced (rowww bye)
    this was just sent into me from a question i posed to WikiAnswers.

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  39. Who knows? but you have some great suggestions here-they are fabulous ms Ric rac robot maker extraordinaire!

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  40. A "Robo-Trop" ("trop" as in the French for heaps or lots!)

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  41. Sorry I can't possibly top any of the ideas already suggested but I love your robots anyway , all of them , the whole lot ! whole lot of bots , sorry , big day .

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  42. That is a fine looking group of, I'd say, a Circuit of Robots. My favorite group name is "murder of crows".

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  43. A charge of robots, cos they don't work until the charge of electricity courses through their circuits!

    A Cog sounds good, tho' I suspect in the electronic age it's a bit old fashioned.

    A troop... a Tromp of robots from the sound of a lot of them in step.

    But how about a Jodie of Robots? Cos you made 'em.

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  44. Perhaps a riot of robots?!?

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  45. botjunkie.com decided it was an 'assemblage' of robots, but that is just the editors pick from those submitted. I personally prefer the runner-up - a 'clank' of robots... but then a 'ric rac' of robots works mighty well...

    Hugs - Shari

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  46. I LOVE your robots! So supercute! Hhmm, I think I like a cluster of robots or a kit of robots or a colony of robots...

    Arabella

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  47. A gigabyte of robots? An oil slick? A cosmos? A wingnut? A ninety-degree-angle? A hob nob?
    Goodness me Jod, I don't know but it sure is fun to guess! And I'm not the only one - 54 comments so far sweetie - LOL! I'm sure one of us might have it right!

    Hugs! Vikki xoxo

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  48. I'm with anonymous - I like a riot of robots - especially this particular riot - what fun!

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  50. Holy cow they are an army! I have to tell you that I've been afraid of Robots since I was 3 or 4. The movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still" came on TV and I watched it terrified. I can still get a little frightened from robots. But yours are so lovely. They amuse.

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  51. Here are a few ideas...
    Scads
    Gobs
    Oodles
    Battery of Robots
    Lock stock and Barrel
    Rob-podge

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  52. Those are FANTASTIC!!! I just adore your robots!!!

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  53. I love your style, Jodie- the robots look great on the line!
    How about an abacus of robots?
    Susan

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  54. Either way they are all fantastic!

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  55. A "Jodie" of robots....

    which are totally gorgeous of course

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  56. I think that you call a group of Jodie Robots - Pretty freaking cute! So productive

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  57. I like the whirr and battery suggestions! I think my favourite collective noun is 'a charm of hummingbirds.'

    These are so adorable. :)

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  58. It looks like a SQUAD of robots to me. Sooo creative!
    Karen

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  59. mmmm let me see....in will have to be something with a flock....a block of robots maybe?I love each and everyone by the way...xoxo

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  60. Great suggestions here, my fave is malfunction. Your cyberposse is/are adorable.

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  61. I thought of another one. How about a "romp of robots"?

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  62. I believe it is an 'assemblage' of robots, but I like a lot of the other suggestions better.

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  63. So many suggestions...my favourite would be a "Whirring of Robots", then again a gear of robots, a cog of robots, a clique of robots, a rattle of robots....oh stop me please!

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  64. a clank of robots perhaps? (they are fab)

    of perhaps noolansa of robots - noolansa is my word verification today :o)

    Monda
    x

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  65. love the Robi!! Especially the one with the hinge on his tummy!

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  66. is it a bot-tom? a bit cheeky that one, oops there goes another pun ...
    do you still like selvedge edge?
    i was wondering if you would like some nice possibly british selvedge and you can send me something in return ...
    drooling over your bots ....
    cat xxx
    ooh word verification is obtrypot - is that the collective term ?

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  67. I can't get over how much goodness there is on your blog. I want one in every colourway.

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Hellloooooo !!!!