Re: what's a nice collective noun for 'organization" that isn't "organization"?

Subject: Re: what's a nice collective noun for 'organization" that isn't "organization"?
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:57:17 -0400

I would entify verbs such as those in section 76.3 of Roget, boldly creating neologisms ad lib., e.g. Encompassment, Includiality. I would investigate synecdoche or metaphor, as ship, army, orbit, planet, universe, galaxy, or team. I would use words so far out of context their original meaning would be overlooked: rutabaga, wheel, tar pit, grapefruit. I would borrow words heretofore unused from Latin or Greek. My translators would weep, or perhaps fail outright.

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