Somewhere in conversation today the puzzling question of the collective noun for academics came up. There were so many tongue-in-cheek suggestions “cabal” or “mess” perhaps. A quick search turned up a much more obvious and rather mundane answer - a “faculty”. Sort of obvious when you think about it.
There were some others from the My Universal Facts blog (which has potentially the worst navigation of a website that I’ve seen in a very long time). The site claims that it has verified all of the entries on the list - which suggests that the collective wisdom of the English speaking world permanently has its tongue in cheek.
A goring of butchers - clever, a decanter of deans - worryingly accurate, a sneer of butlers - really?
The Bislama for ‘advertisement’ - more literally “The noticeboard or talk on the radio or newspaper that makes someone pay [for] something”. That is a rough translation as ‘samting’ could also refer to genitals.
You got to appreciate the directness of Bislama and the comprehensive cataloguing of everyday life that the “New Bislama Dictionary” offers.