My sister has written humorous book about lesbian life. It is called the Dyke Diagnostic Manual. In it she deals with the tricky question of how do you identify and name a group of lesbians.
After looking throughout nature she decides the best model for lesbian group behavior is geese. They are both matriarchal but have a relatively egalitarian structure. A group of geese is called a gaggle, so a group of lesbians must therefor be named a laggle.
Lately I have been spending more time with fellow writers. I am in three different writing groups that I attend regularly. What do you call a group of writers?
What animal is at times wise and at times foolish? What animal can be dark and mysterious but also loud and raucous? A crow, of course. And what do you call a group of crows? A murder.
But writer’s don’t do anything, they just write about it. So writers can’t be called a murder, we are only a conspiracy.