Flockers? Flockists?

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Lolly
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What do you call those who flock?

Flockers?

Flockettes?

Flockists?

Flockistas?

Good to see many of you at OTB last night for a second.


Lyle
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A flock of ducks are ducks. A flock of geese are geese. So a flock of cyclists would be… cyclists.


ejwme
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Lyle – I think she’s trying to come up with a word to differentiate the cyclists that flock from the cyclists that do not flock yet. And I thought a flock of geese was a gaggle…

I keep trying to figure out what I call those who flock, but can’t come up with a word that differentiates them from others with that assignation that do not flock. “Friends”, “Very Cool People”, “Biking Buddies”. I guess Flockers works, but I can’t help but squirm because it sound so similar to that awkward movie series.


reddan
Keymaster
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VeloflockenpĆ¼rsen.


scott
Keymaster
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Little Flockers?


Pseudacris
Participant
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Herde von Radfahrern

…or

flocksters


Kordite
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Flockadians from the People’s Republic of Outer Flockistan.


Lolly
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The Flockettes could be a breakaway group of members of the Herde von Radfahrern that perform stunning feats of bicycle based choreography.

See also the group with a rhyming name from the city that everyone loves to hate.


ejwme
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I really like the term Flockettes, but I personally don’t think I sparkle enough to deserve such a moniker. I would of course strive to live up to it, should it be applied.

Flockadians seems like a reasonable choice, though Flocksters also appeals although it seems to have a more sullen connotation than I associate with the Flock.

We could go all Borg and just refer to each other as Flock. Nick could be Locutus. Resistance is Futile?


Greasefoot
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Flockatarians


dbacklover
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http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/about/faqs/animals/names.htm

an interesting link of what to call groups of different animals.

did you know a group of eagles is called a Convocation?


edmonds59
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Flockonteur.


ejwme
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dback – there’s a joke in there about Hotel California, but I just can’t put my finger on it…


Mick
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2dbacklover http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/about/faqs/animals/names.htm

So, according to that page, a group of flockistitians should be called “a pace”?


Swalfoort
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Strangely, according to at least one source, the answer might be “gregarians” or “Gregories”….in the case of leaders (shepherds) or at least gregarious….

<<Today’s Good Word is no more than a slight modification of Latin gregarius “belonging to a flock”, an adjective based on grex (greg-s) “flock, herd”. The root here is also found in congregate, egregious, and the name Gregory, popular among popes who are often perceived as the shepherd of a flock. Egregious “flagrantly bad” is made up of ex “out(side)” + greg- “outside the flock”. The Latin root is probably a duplicated form of the Proto-Indo-European root *ger- “to collect”. This root wended its way through the Germanic languages to English cram. It turns up in Greek agora “marketplace” which, like our own Alpha Agora, was a social gathering place.>>

Source: http://www.alphadictionary.com/goodword/word/gregarious


Nick D
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I say “flocker”.


Noah Mustion
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“excellent lovers”.


Kayla
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Noah, did you tell Deena that?


Noah Mustion
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if only…


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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Flockers, to answer the original question.

+1 Mick for flockistitians!


stefb
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Flockers. And I told deena many things about Noah 440…


edmonds59
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I love the word “flaneur”, but it pertains to walking.


Lolly
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flocktarians?


chefjohn
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Who gives a flock?!


Kordite
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Johnny Flockinouter!


Swalfoort
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Going by the theory that the adjective for a Hitchcock style movie is “Hitchcock-ian” that would make a person who flocks a “Flockian” or could. That could then be regionalized to “Flock yunz” in the plural.


jeg
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When there’s only three of them and they only go a few miles: A flocklet


Noah Mustion
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When there’s 50 of them and they go on a 4-hour 25-miler: A Motherflock (one rider: Motherflocker!)


stefb
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i can’t wait until the weather gets better and more people show. hoping i am feeling better by this coming friday night so i can participate. i am going through flock withdrawal.


ejwme
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I wear my flock shirt when I miss flocking…

Are there more of those?


jeg
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My flock shirt doesn’t fit over my other 4 layers in the winter. :(


dwillen
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I have an XXL left over…that should fit over all your layers. There are a few other sizes too. If I remember I’ll post an inventory today.

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