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WHAT'S THE WORD?

ASTRAGAL

The search for apt collective nouns has reached architecture.

Terry 'El Tel' Farrell recounted at the conference how, when discussing the appropriate word for a group of architects with an Antipodean friend, 'I said I thought the best word was a 'petulance of architects', but my Australian friend suggested a 'jealousy of architects' was better'. Feeling positive about the profession, are we, Terry?

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