What’s a group of paddlers called?…

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What’s a group of paddlers called?…

Post by james fleming » Sun Dec 18, 2005 4:10 pm

How would you describe a group of paddlers…

Look at those “Boaters”

Look at those “kayakers”

Look at those “canoeists”

Or is it just "Group"?

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Post by Dave @ TRC » Sun Dec 18, 2005 4:15 pm

None paddlers whould say canoeist no mater what boat thay where in.

kayakers and canoeist whould say paddlers.

Thats what i think anyway.




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Post by ol » Sun Dec 18, 2005 4:20 pm

I believe the term is a Flock.

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Post by Debby » Sun Dec 18, 2005 4:44 pm

Today we got called nutters, by the non paddlers

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Post by rich manchett » Sun Dec 18, 2005 4:49 pm

Depends on the size of the group. When a minibuss or two laden with boaters rock up and proceed to engulf the entire river I can think of a few words for them.

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Post by james fleming » Sun Dec 18, 2005 4:54 pm

Well this is it rich. It does depend on…

how big the group is
How cold it is? (Bloody cold today)
How PC the bit of water your doing
How many tourists are watching you paddle a very trick rapid

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No offence to the singular

Post by roo » Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:24 pm

Muppets. Usually "a bunch of muppets" if used correctly.

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Post by katy » Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:14 pm

If you're paddling with the right people they're a posse, or a hardcore cru!

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Post by Chris W » Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:17 pm

A 'queue'.

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Post by Mark R » Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:19 pm

'A Faff'
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Post by Oisin » Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:08 pm

The term " A mess of paddlers" was decided on in our club...

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Post by Finchy » Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:25 pm

Would "a shoal" be a bit ironic?

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Post by ChrisS » Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:53 pm

A pod. More for the sea though, I suppose.

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Post by ianzippy » Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:36 pm

In my experience, a 'confusion' would seem to fit
"Love many, Trust few, Learn to paddle your own canoe / kayak (delete as appropriate)"

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Post by Jim » Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:41 pm

Had one of these sort of conversations at work the other day and the dictionary (of all places!) produced some most excellent collective nouns, the ones I recall most vividly were:

An Armoury of Aardvarks
An Eloquence of Larks

Unfortunately we didn't look up paddlers and failed to find the collective noun for engineers (which is how it started) and failed to agree on one.
I'm sure there was a mess of something but I can't recall what, might have been badgers?

The one thing that seemed obvious was that there are very few that are used twice, thus ruling out the likes of flock, shoal, pod, gaggle, etc.

My suggestions would be a Flotsam of paddlers, or perhaps a Tupperware Party of paddlers, Raft could work but a bit confusing, I reckon Mark's Faff is probably a clear leader though.

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Post by Daffers » Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:45 pm

Like the Tupperwear idea, but Faff still wins hands down for me... :-D
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Post by james fleming » Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:48 pm

Not so much a "Faff"...I like the

Posse of paddlers...Yeeha

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Post by feest » Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:06 pm

I just know us as a load of paddlers. Simple.

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Post by Helen M » Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:07 pm

Faff! Definately ... Know Mark hates it .. but .. it so empitomises paddling!

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Post by mharrall » Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:09 am

None paddlers whould say canoeist no mater what boat thay where in.
I find that non paddlers usually call us rowers. I absolutely love it when people do that!
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Post by roo » Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:05 am

mharrall wrote: I find that non paddlers usually call us rowers. I absolutely love it when people do that!
I often hear "canoers". Nice!

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Post by tizereyes » Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:43 pm

I suggest a 'gossip of paddlers' would be very appropriate.
More chin wagging than paddling is a pretty usual scene...

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Post by GLC GAV » Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:01 pm

Ive heard surfers refer to a group of us as "goatboaters"

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Post by hhzoombird » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:47 pm

The correct collective noun is a lemmingry of kayakers

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Post by Daffers » Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:15 pm

mharrall wrote:
None paddlers whould say canoeist no mater what boat thay where in.
I find that non paddlers usually call us rowers. I absolutely love it when people do that!
That is sooooooooooooo true..... when I talk to others about the sport, and I say paddle or boat, they still refer to the word row...

It does not help though, that when the Olympics was on last year, that the BBC comentary (sp?) team refered to the paddlers as going down the course with ores....agggh!
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Post by God » Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:27 pm

I keep giving lifts to all my school mates, and my paddle is in my car, and they keep reffering to it as an oar despite the fact I hit them everytime.

But now they got me saying it and its so annoying!!!

Grr

Oh and I think 'look at those nutters!'

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Post by tizereyes » Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:17 pm

Daffers wrote:refered to the paddlers as going down the course with ores....agggh!
Would that be lead or copper ore?
I think this would seriously jeopardise anyone's chances of finishing the course!!

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Post by Daffers » Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:40 pm

tizereyes wrote:
Daffers wrote:refered to the paddlers as going down the course with ores....agggh!
Would that be lead or copper ore?
I think this would seriously jeopardise anyone's chances of finishing the course!!
Opps.... <insert reden face here> !!
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Post by Bewildered sassanack » Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:44 pm

An odour
Can I get stabilisers for this?

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Post by mharrall » Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:46 pm

How about a flounder of kayakers?
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