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Collective Nouns

agedgopher
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Collective Nouns

This morning I have seen at one location 3 Openreach vans parked around a roadside box, with engineers clustered under a polythene tent. Less than half a mile away there were 2 more vans with 4 engineers all looking into a hole in the pavement.

Being an inquisitive sort I started to wonder what the collective noun for such a cluster of Openreach engineers might be.

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journeys
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Re: Collective Nouns

A "disconnect"

agedgopher
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Re: Collective Nouns

That is a good one. I thought it might be a skive.

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Re: Collective Nouns

 'Skive' Cheesy

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Re: Collective Nouns

A void?

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Re: Collective Nouns

A cabinet of Openreach engineers?

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Re: Collective Nouns

We have a couple of boxes at the end of the road and hardly a week goes by without one or two openreach vans parked next to them with someone fiddling around inside the boxes.

Causes me a degree of anxiety because my broadband works fine and I want it to stay that way, just one wire gets accidently disconnected and then I will be joining the long list of customers who often wait ages to get problems fixed.

Perhaps I should weld those doors closed ?

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Re: Collective Nouns

A    cheesed off

agedgopher
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Re: Collective Nouns

Rather than weld the doors shut, try welding them in the open position. That will cause some head scratching.

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Re: Collective Nouns

@Mav - Pure genius.

Minivanman
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Re: Collective Nouns

You are on the right lines Mav..... Wink

For a cabinet of engineers would we need at least twenty one of them as they do in government but then again, a council of engineers does not quite work either!

 


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Re: Collective Nouns

A confusion of Openreach engineers?  ........ Probably  to close to the truth?

 

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Are you sure the were not lemmings ,,,,,,,,,,,  looking for the lost engineer down the hole Cheesy

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Re: Collective Nouns

An interference of engineers...

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Re: Collective Nouns

Fantastic, that's the best yet