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Is it FLUTHER or SMACK?

Asked by stratman37 (8678points) August 19th, 2008

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/animals/Animalbabies.shtml says a group of jellyfish is called a smack. Who’s right?

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Lightlyseared's avatar

but would you want to admit you were hooked on Smack?

whatthefluther's avatar

Actually, according to Wikipedia in a link provided by sferik in another question, a group of jellyfish is called smack, bloom, brood, smuth, smuck, or fluther. I guess it could be worse (smuck?).

sarapnsc's avatar

A single jellyfish is called a jellyfish, a group or bunch of jellyfish is called a smack.

Both are correct technically, depends on how you look at it. Are you looking at a single jellyfish, then it’s a jellyfish . Or are you looking at a jellyfish as a group, then they are a smack.
That is how I have been taught to understand it, in school.

marinelife's avatar

Smack is one of the terms for a group of jellyfish, sarapnsc. Fluther is another. From the Dictionary of Collective Nouns and group terms:

Fluther – Definition, Synonym, Meaning, Spelling, Information on Fluther

of jellyfish.

scamp's avatar

ha ha! don’t be such an ephyna. There are several answers. ( See whatthefluther’s response above.) but this is Fluther!!

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