Thursday, May 28, 2009

What is the appropriate collective noun for ginger beards?

I ask you. I'm not sure if it's because I was recently trawling for old-fashioned sponge cake recipes (the kind that Nanna used to make for the cake stall at school fairs), and came across a recipe for Ginger Fluff Sponge, but I can't stop thinking about ginger beards. The best sort of ginger beard is the ginger beard that lives on an otherwise brunette man. This sort of man can't help but look genuinely and permanently surprised at the colour of his facial hair. All this thought led me to wonder: what is the appropriate collective noun for ginger beards?

Here are my best attempts:
A blink of ginger beards.
A flurry of ginger beards.
A crackle of ginger beards.
A flame of ginger beards.
A boris of ginger beards.

I have provided a visual aid.
Suggestions are most welcome. 


  1. I like 'Boris'.

    What about:
    a grumble of ginger beards
    a brush of ginger beards
    a scrub of ginger beards
    a mottle of ginger beards

    Those are my best efforts.

  2. I like scrub, cause it sounds kind of rude!