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Dave, the cheese line is mine, part of a longer routine about statistics. If Todd wants to use it, he has my blessing. You can use it, too!
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Not a convention of escape artists... the answer is obvious...

a Chord of Escape Artists.
Magic is like Science,
Both are fun if you do it right!
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On 2013-02-15 19:17, Stuart Burrell wrote:
I hope I am not too off topic but is there a collective noun for a group of escapologists?
An example would be 'a murder of crows'
I have been looking yet found nothing EA related.


I think it can be any word related to that noun (?? reference QI program with S Fry) and that word then becomes mainstream over time.
Murder is good for crows. and a Mob for kangaroos.

How about a ‘confinement”’ of escape artists, or a ‘drowning of EA's

The word should be “woody” and not “tinny’ ( refer Monty Python)
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On 2013-02-15 19:57, Cliffg37

The answer is obvious... a Chord of Escape Artists.


Only if they wear t.i.e.s.
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Too tinny
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On 2013-02-15 19:56, Harley Newman wrote:
Dave, the cheese line is mine, part of a longer routine about statistics. If Todd wants to use it, he has my blessing. You can use it, too!


Hi Harley, did you do the cheese line on your DVD (the one you didn't get paid for)? That may be where I heard it and got you and Todd mixed up. You look as much like Todd as he he looks like you.

It's always nice to have blessings from you.....

Just started listening to an audio book of trickster stories. I'm really glad you recommended these stories.

Back to the happy topic of death ..... (It's only 8 days ago that it was Adams 3rd Birthday ........ Those of you that know me know the other 'event' of that day. So at least it didn't come up last week.)
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I was thinking maybe a 'clasp' of Escape Artists?
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Oooh, I like it Stuart.
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I can google and found these.....

Chain is already 'take ' by bobolinks

a flock of bustards! Oh maybe not I miss read that!

A cast of falcons ( and actors)

A cadge (like peregrines)

A squabble of seagulls

A rake of colts

A bury of conies

A pomp of pekingese

A sneak of weasels (gang, pack)

A culture of bacteria

An intrusion of cockroaches


A bind of salmons

A knot of toads

A pity of prisoners

A belt of asteroids

A chain of islands (archipelago)

A rope of onions

An exaggeration of fishermen

A linkage of webmasters

They just mad me smile....

( the award for a lame collective noun goes to whoever chose the following
A quantity of smelts)
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A die of cheese
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Thanks Cliff. One for the newsletter?
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A pick of EAs?
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A CELL of EAs!
Author of: GARROTE ESCAPES
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Back in 2004 we were discussing this at the UKEA meeting. Nick Janson came up with the name STRUGGLE!

I have since always referred to a group of escapologists as a "STRUGGLE OF ESCAPOLOGISTS"
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Excellent. Struggle it is.
I know better than to argue with Nick.
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Struggle is good

Cell of EAs ...... Don't want to be involved in a group known as cells ...... Although that could lead to time spent in restraints.

Struggle good ..... How about a 'writhe' more painful than a struggle!
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"A STRUGGLE OF ESCAPOLOGISTS" and "A CELL OF ESCAPE ARTISTS"
I am happy to be part of the struggle.
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More bad news for Murray. This is from March 1915.

UPDATE: My file attachment doesn't seem to want to work. You can check it out on my blog. See Update.
http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/2013/02/......ist.html
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How about a Pawl of Escape artists.
A ratchet of Escape Artists.
A twist of Escape Artists.
A bag of Escape Artists.
A jacket of Escape Artists.
A torture of Escape Artists.
A chain of Escape Artists.
A trick of Escape Artists.
A shim of Escape Artists.
A can of Escape Artists.
A stock of Escape Artists.
A Fetter of Escape Artists.
A restraint of Escape Artists.
A Jardine of Escape Artists.
A containment of Escape Artists.
A challenge of Escape Artists


Ok, some don't really work but I like chain, best.
I also like cell but it's not PC today.
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