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Cellective noun for Zombies

posted by cromerman on - last edited - Viewed by 580 users

I have been browsing Google for the above, but have not been very

impressed with the suggestions so far, although there are many of them.

Looking through my old dictionary I found the word..

Zymosis

A fermentation, zymotic disease produced by germs introduced from without.(Perhaps very apt)

While we are waiting for Episode 4 perhaps the Forum could come up with some others?

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  • I like Molly's idea of Geeks

    So maybe a Gaggle of Geeks
    Or Droplet of dead
    A wibble of walkers

  • I was shot down on another thread about this, but I still support them being called a horde.

    horde/hôrd/
    Noun:
    A large group of people.
    An army or tribe of nomadic warriors: "Tartar hordes".

    herd/hərd/
    Noun:
    A large group of animals that live together or are kept together as livestock.
    Verb:
    Move in a particular direction.

    Horde just makes more sense IMO

  • @Motordead said: I was shot down on another thread about this, but I still support them being called a horde.

    horde/hôrd/
    Noun:
    A large group of people.
    An army or tribe of nomadic warriors: "Tartar hordes".

    herd/hərd/
    Noun:
    A large group of animals that live together or are kept together as livestock.
    Verb:
    Move in a particular direction.

    Horde just makes more sense IMO


    I think herd makes more sense. A horde is mostly for armies, but zombies are more like animals than humans anyway, mindlessly following one direction until something to eat crosses their path.

  • @Motordead said: I was shot down on another thread about this, but I still support them being called a horde.

    horde/hôrd/
    Noun:
    A large group of people.
    An army or tribe of nomadic warriors: "Tartar hordes".

    herd/hərd/
    Noun:
    A large group of animals that live together or are kept together as livestock.
    Verb:
    Move in a particular direction.

    Horde just makes more sense IMO

    Right. Zombies aren't people, and a herd is defined as a bunch of zombies that all "move in a particular direction".
    *shoots you down*

  • @Master of Aeons said: Right. Zombies aren't people, and a herd is defined as a bunch of zombies that all "move in a particular direction".
    *shoots you down*

    Well zombies are technically people, they're just dead people. When somebody dies their species didn't change. It's a human corpse, whats different when someone dies from the zombie infection? They're still human, just dead.

    I would also say that an undead horde is definitely an army, with a specific target in mind- anything living. The definition "move in a particular direction" refers to being moved by an outside source such as a rancher herding cattle into a pen, if they move on their own it isn't considered being herded, such as hearing a noise and going towards it.

  • I kind of like "A shamble of zombies." it has a ring to it.

  • @dustpuffs said: A shitload of shamblers.

    Haha, this one made me burst out laughing.

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