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### RE: I've had this much school:

by vroom (Pope)
 on Feb 01, 2000 at 08:01 UTC ( #2646=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Just out of curiosity does anyone know if there's a special name for a group of camels?

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RE: RE: I've had this much school:
by garyt (Initiate) on Feb 03, 2000 at 02:20 UTC
It's a train of camels.
"The camel has a single hump; The dromedary, two; Or else the other way around. I'm never sure. Are you?" ~ Ogden Nash.

I love old Ogden, but on this
I must be quite contrary.
This memory trick distinguishes
Bactrian from dromedary.

First, capitalize each one's name.
Now take the initial letter
And turn it ninety degrees to left
To make the shapes match better.

Observe the camels' backs and lo!
Two humps are on the letter B
But one hump on the D.

RE: RE: I've had this much school:
by garyt (Initiate) on Feb 02, 2000 at 20:30 UTC
it should be a "stink", or perhaps "stench", of camels, but that would apply equally well to the case involving only a singleton
RE: RE: I've had this much school:
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 02, 2000 at 17:26 UTC
a herd, i think???
Of course I've herd of camels! (harhar)
RE: RE: I've had this much school:
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 02, 2000 at 22:21 UTC
isn't it a dromedary /sp/ for a group of camels??
Isn't a dromedary a type of Camel? I think "herd" is correct...
RE: RE: I've had this much school:
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 06, 2000 at 11:31 UTC
it a pack of camels... *lights one up*
The right name for a group of Camels is a Caravan....Not herd, train, packet etc etc......
The right name for a group of Camels is a Caravan....Not herd, train, packet etc etc......
Actually, from what I can see from searching the internet (so it must be right :), the most agreed upon and traditional term for a group of camels is a flock, but it seems you can also use train or caravan (presumably you can use train or caravan when the camels are not just roaming about in the wild).

Cheers!

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