Collective Nounitude: Rats

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Rats

Rats by winterlest (DeviantART) used with artist's permission

Rats
by winterlest (DeviantART) used with artist’s permission

Most Common:

A Colony of Rats

Alternatives:

A Horde of Rats

A Mischief of Rats

A Pack of Rats

A Plague of Rats

A Swarm of Rats

 A Gargle of Rats

A Tattletale of Rats

My suggestions:

A Skitter of Rats

A Squeak of Rats

A Wave of Rats

A Society of Rats

Three super-cute beige rat babies by Kristen Ankiewicz (aka artmonstergirl - Flickr) used under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons Licence

Three super-cute beige rat babies by Kristen Ankiewicz (aka artmonstergirl – Flickr) used under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons Licence

Reason for choice:

Reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman which has a whole underground society of rats, and a race which reveres them called the Rat-Speakers. Plus there’s a nice rat picture on the cover 🙂neverwhere

Sources:

Rinkwords.com

www.hintsandthings.co.uk

collectivenoun.co.uk

all-sorts.org 

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