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#1 f1steveuk

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 11:35

Lighthearted of course.

The news that there will be not one, not two, but three Mansell's competeing at Silverstone next month, I pondered the collective name for this, the most obvious being "a whinge of Mansells" or "a moan of Mansells".

Then I thought about other collectives for F1 and motorsport (no, I'm not that busy today!),

A cliche of journalists

A click of photograhers

A fix of mechanics

A dissapointment of spectators (modern F1 of course)

A tub of drivers (a spaceframe didn't sound right)

and

A knowledge of TNFers

Over to you!





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#2 Stephen W

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 11:57

Lighthearted of course.

The news that there will be not one, not two, but three Mansell's competeing at Silverstone next month, I pondered the collective name for this, the most obvious being "a whinge of Mansells" or "a moan of Mansells".

Then I thought about other collectives for F1 and motorsport (no, I'm not that busy today!),

A cliche of journalists

A click of photograhers

A fix of mechanics

A dissapointment of spectators (modern F1 of course)

A tub of drivers (a spaceframe didn't sound right)

and

A knowledge of TNFers

Over to you!


I would have thought that it should be ....

A flange of mechanics

A zoom of photographers

An excuse of drivers

and

A profit of Team Owners

:rolleyes:

#3 kayemod

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:13

A spanking of Mosleys.

#4 Ray Bell

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:56

Originally posted by kayemod
A spanking of Mosleys.


Surely that would be redundant?

There couldn't possibly be more than one of them...

A brace of tyre fitters?

#5 Chezrome

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:43

A spanking of Mosleys.


An oxymoron if ever there was one.

#6 Victor_RO

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:00

A horan of track-invasions.

#7 john winfield

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:09

A herd of designers.

#8 garyfrogeye

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:55

A posse of Marshals

#9 kayemod

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 15:07

Surely that would be redundant?

There couldn't possibly be more than one of them...


One would certainly hope so, but in Max's case, there's always the possibility of a second coming.


#10 Rob

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 15:16

We need to get Scott Mansell competing to make it four.

#11 f1steveuk

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 15:22

A wind of aerodynamacists?

#12 garyfrogeye

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 15:42

nd I include myself in this........
A curmudgeon of TNF'ers

#13 garyfrogeye

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 15:43

A shower of Firemen

#14 Rob

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 15:56

A measure of scrutineers.

#15 Rockford

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:13

A Lusting of Pit Babes

#16 Vitesse2

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:45

One would certainly hope so, but in Max's case, there's always the possibility of a second coming.

Eeeeeeeewwwwwww ..... :eek:


#17 La Sarthe

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:55

A drone of commentators?

#18 kayemod

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:58

A 'Soapy' of Renault and Toro Rosso no 2s.

#19 Jerry Lee

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 17:22

Years ago I heard a joke that if you had more than one Andretti in your basement - you had a wine cellar.

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#20 Tony Matthews

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 20:01

An arrogance of security personnel

#21 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 20:59

A posse of Marshals


Careful!!

For any interested, you might search and find a pertinant quote about Niggle's F1 Williams comeback from a certain GM...

#22 giacomo

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 22:00

A waste of bandwidth, perhaps...

#23 garyfrogeye

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 23:10

Careful!!

For any interested, you might search and find a pertinant quote about Niggle's F1 Williams comeback from a certain GM...


Hi Gregor
Note the one "L" in Marshal, alluding to the trackside flag waving Marshals not the race car driving Marshalls.
If I was alluding to the second type, I would have used the collective noun, a success of Marshalls. Obviously (lick lick grovel grovel).

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 00:08

A fawning of hangers-on?

#25 Levin68

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 06:48

A button of starters?



#26 David Shaw

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:21

A flourish of flag marshals.

#27 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:28

Lighthearted of course.
A fix of mechanics

Over to you!

I think a fix of FIA stewards might be more appropriate...

A nest of VIPers??

A clutch of mechanics

An absence of overtaking

A pride of Lyons

Rob :wave:

Edited by Kingsleyrob, 20 August 2009 - 07:44.


#28 D-Type

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:38

Ner - an incompetence of FIA stewards

#29 garyfrogeye

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:10

A swarm (or should that be plague) of pit lane scooters.

A snap of photographers.



#30 f1steveuk

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:11

A waste of bandwidth, perhaps...

"A lack of humour"??

#31 Tim Wilkinson

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 19:46

An inhale of mechanics, from sad experience. :(