A bit of a problem here. I’m seeking input from the educated masses who populate the beach. I can’t seem to find the correct collective noun for Selkies – and their channel relay team of the same name.
Since there will be a lot of talk about this gang/posse/swarm/tiding/totter/ubiquity/quiver over the next few weeks, I need to get it right.
Diligent research has unearthed gems such as “a party of jays”, “a smack (or smuth) of jellyfish”, “an obstinacy of buffalo”, ” a gam of whales” etc.etc. No Selkies.
I even found the correct collective noun for Sandycovers – “a trip of goats” (no, I didn’t make that up). Still, no Selkies.
Any suggestions, please? In the official team picture below, might they be “a rockful of Selkies”? Or would they be categorised by colour – “a Navy of Selkies”?
An early suggestion from Denis Condon that it would be “a langerload of Selkies” was discarded. Valid suggestions only to email@example.com.
The winning entry gets Selkie autographs at the RNLI Myrtleville-Church Bay swim on June 10. Better enter, or you might miss out.