Etymology Monday: David Crystal on the word ‘gaggle’

Gaggle a collective noun (15th century) by David Crystal I think it went something like this. A group of monks, wondering how to pass the time on a cold, dark winter’s evening in the 15th century, invent a word game. ‘Let’s think up words for groups of things’, says one. ‘What do we call a group of cows?’ ‘A … Continue reading Etymology Monday: David Crystal on the word ‘gaggle’