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What is the collective noun for a group of Zombies?

Asked by RareDenver (13090 points ) April 8th, 2014

Is it a herd, swarm, parade, murder? Something else entirely?

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23 Answers

Winter_Pariah's avatar

mobs, swarms, drags, appetites or plagues

I’d like to call them target practice though. or XP boost

Symbeline's avatar

I call them a horde, or a pack. If there’s an official noun, I should probably know it, but I don’t. There’s also a shamble of zombies which I like.

ucme's avatar

Extras

dappled_leaves's avatar

@Symbeline Did you actually say shamble before I posted? I thought I’d made it up!

SQUEEKY2's avatar

U.S congress?

Blondesjon's avatar

Congress.

Kropotkin's avatar

Tea Party.

filmfann's avatar

Swarm, brace, or flank. A group not moving might be called a nest.

ibstubro's avatar

Shamble is very cool, I go with that.

I would have said horde or mob.

If you’re making something up, you could invert: puorg or bom. Or take a cool name from another predator like “pride” of lions and call them a “shame” of zombies.

Seek's avatar

Depends on the type of zombie.

To me, “mob” or “swarm” denotes a unified, if disorganised, force. Romero-style zombies aren’t even self-aware, much less aware of each other. They certainly aren’t “pack” animals, at least not until Land of the Dead when they all rally around that one cool semi-intelligent zombie dude.

“Mob” or “Swarm” might work for the 28 Days/Weeks type “hyperzombie” creatures, though in my mind they’re not really zombies, since they have a disease, and are not the reanimated dead.

I do kinda like “shamble”.

I have to say, during the Z-pocalypse, we’re not going to be arguing semantics. It’ll just be “Holyshitballs there’s a fuckload of zombies coming from that-a-way! Let’s GTFO!”

elbanditoroso's avatar

The correct collective now is “republican”, as in

“The republican of zombies was slowly approaching the end of the road…”

rojo's avatar

A Tea Party of Zombies?

Symbeline's avatar

@Seek Swarm is usually attributed to insects, and insects are some of the most organized creatures in existence. :p

Smitha's avatar

I too agree with others. “A shamble of zombies” sounds apt. How about “Thriller” or ” “shuffle” of zombies?

ucme's avatar

A knitting circle

Pachy's avatar

Luby’s Cafeteria at 6 p.m.

rory's avatar

@elbanditoroso I am going to use that from now on. Also your comment made me laugh loudly. Also I am on a greyhound bus and it was awkward.

rojo's avatar

A slime of zombies.

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