The other day my sister asked what the collective noun should be for iPhones (there was a pile of them on the table), and I couldn't think of one.
Just as there is a pride of lions and a murder of crows, there are all sorts of odd collective nouns hanging around the language - for example a nonethriving of jugglers.
Once*, several British Prime Ministers past and present were gathered together and somebody asked what the collective noun should be for such a meeting. Harold Macmillan suggested that they should be called a lack of principles.
Anyway, if anyone can come up with a collective noun for iPhones, please leave it in the comments. An imaginary prize will be awarded for the best.
Am I doing this right?
*The details of this story vary enormously but they all seem to agree that it was Macmillan who came up with the bon mot.