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Jerryc41
08-13-2018, 06:17 AM
If there isn't a name for a group/collection/bunch of ukuleles, surely we can come up with one.

There is a herd of cattle, a flock of birds, a pride of lions. Let's find a good name for a bunch of ukuleles. I'll start it off with "strum."

"I have a strum of ukuleles in my closet."

kerneltime
08-13-2018, 06:21 AM
I like rehousing my unused ukes..

SandChannel
08-13-2018, 06:27 AM
Rasgueado of Ukuleles.

ukantor
08-13-2018, 06:29 AM
In my case, the collective noun for ukuleles is "excess".

John Colter

twokatmew
08-13-2018, 06:35 AM
Rasgueado of Ukuleles.

I like this one!!! :D

Rllink
08-13-2018, 08:08 AM
Let's find a good name for a bunch of ukuleles. I'll start it off with "strum."

"I have a strum of ukuleles in my closet."
I like that. I'll vote for a "strum" of ukuleles. If you are selling some of them would you say that you have plucked a few from the strum that you would like to sell?

kvehe
08-13-2018, 09:08 AM
When I started a thread like this years ago I was told to go look up the old threads. That put me off for a while. :eek:

Having said that, an ohana of ukes (thank you, janeray1940 for suggesting it). :)

Ukecaster
08-13-2018, 09:52 AM
A gaggle of ukes

DPO
08-13-2018, 10:20 AM
A String of ukuleles.

stevepetergal
08-13-2018, 10:23 AM
A closet of ukuleles.

captain-janeway
08-13-2018, 10:42 AM
A (gig)bag 'o ukes.

I like someone's "excess" above.

My favorite of any collection of things has always been a Murder of Crows

kvehe
08-13-2018, 12:36 PM
Personally, I’ve been using a term suggested by an Australian member in the thread I started: a spruik of ukes, or a uke spruik. As I understand it, and anyone who is more familiar with the term than I is certainly welcome to correct or expand upon this, “to spruik” is to talk something up with the intent of getting the listener to make a purchase. For those of us who periodically succumb to UAS, it fits nicely, if you don’t mind turning a verb into a noun.

captain-janeway
08-13-2018, 12:54 PM
Personally, I’ve been using a term suggested by an Australian member in the thread I started: a spruik of ukes, or a uke spruik. As I understand it, and anyone who is more familiar with the term than I is certainly welcome to correct or expand upon this, “to spruik” is to talk something up with the intent of getting the listener to make a purchase. For those of us who periodically succumb to UAS, it fits nicely, if you don’t mind turning a verb into a noun.

English flips usages all the time. To be disrespectful is now disrespecting someone. There's a similar one to that I'm drawing a blank on right now. Regardless, I like it.

DownUpDave
08-13-2018, 02:17 PM
I have always referred to it as my "stable" of ukes, giving respect to them as fine thoroughbreds.

But back in the Old West they would shoot a lame horse. Now a days we are all just a bunch of horse traders when one is not up to snuff.:p

spongeuke
08-13-2018, 02:47 PM
I'm thinking some where between the gallery and the closet, as not all of them are on display.

lakesideglenn
08-13-2018, 02:48 PM
A sheet-load ukes...changing the sheets

SoloRule
08-13-2018, 02:51 PM
A closet of ukuleles.

You beat me to it. Ha ha
Closet of ukes
When we sell we are just “Consolidating Our inventory “

ScooterD35
08-13-2018, 03:12 PM
My entries:

“A caboodle of ukuleles.”

“A medley of ukuleles.”


Respectfully submitted...


Scooter

UkerDanno
08-13-2018, 03:18 PM
I like Ohana...:shaka:

S11LKO
08-13-2018, 03:27 PM
A ‘clutch’ of ukuleles?

janeray1940
08-13-2018, 04:03 PM
an ohana of ukes (thank you, janeray1940 for suggesting it). :)

I still like it, although it has yet to catch on! :)

kkimura
08-13-2018, 04:32 PM
Like most people I have a small bunch of them.

Down Up Dick
08-13-2018, 07:17 PM
How ‘bout A Lei of Ukulele? :old:

Jo3x
08-13-2018, 08:04 PM
A uke of lele's

kohanmike
08-13-2018, 08:28 PM
I thought a word starting with U would be good and so far what I came up with is a unit of ukuleles, like a unit in the military. Does trimming the unit work?

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Croaky Keith
08-13-2018, 10:19 PM
I guess a lot of people hold their ukes to their chest, so maybe a 'clutch of ukes'. :)

I don't like a 'strum of ukes' - because I'm a 'picker of melodies'. :p

But in my case, it's a couple of 'crates of ukes'. :rolleyes:

Collection is as near perfect as we will get, as whilst most of us play uke, we normally have more than just one, & we can't play them all at the same time. :music:

Jerryc41
08-14-2018, 01:48 AM
In my case, the collective noun for ukuleles is "excess".

John Colter

"Excess"? Never! As someone says in his signature line, "Ukuleles? Yes, please." The more the better. :)

Jerryc41
08-14-2018, 01:49 AM
I like that. I'll vote for a "strum" of ukuleles. If you are selling some of them would you say that you have plucked a few from the strum that you would like to sell?

Yes, I would do that after I "pick" the ones I want to sell. : )

Jerryc41
08-14-2018, 02:09 AM
A closet of ukuleles.

That sounds like my house. : )

ukulelekarcsi
08-14-2018, 02:15 AM
An ensemble? A cacaphony? A googol? A skyscraper? An ensemble? A quartet, quintet, sextet, septet, octet, nonet or dectet depending on the precise number?

fowl
08-14-2018, 02:20 AM
I like the golf term "small bucket".

Swamp Yankee
08-14-2018, 02:28 AM
though some might not consider them as such: an extravagance of ukuleles.

for some of us, who find that UAS is very much an automatic process: an accretion of ukuleles

Jerryc41
08-14-2018, 08:00 AM
though some might not consider them as such: an extravagance of ukuleles.

for some of us, who find that UAS is very much an automatic process: an accretion of ukuleles

Not an extravagance at all. How about a essence of ukuleles? :D

Down Up Dick
08-14-2018, 08:05 AM
How ‘bout a String of ukes? :old:

bratsche
08-14-2018, 08:56 AM
I like that. I'll vote for a "strum" of ukuleles. If you are selling some of them would you say that you have plucked a few from the strum that you would like to sell?

If you are "plucking" just a few, wouldn't that larger amount be a "pluckthora"? ;)

bratsche

Ukulele Eddie
08-14-2018, 09:21 AM
Happy Spouse, Happy House?

Spicysteve
08-14-2018, 09:26 AM
I am with Down up Dick. I quite like the "String of Ukuleles"

twokatmew
08-15-2018, 01:25 PM
I am with Down up Dick. I quite like the "String of Ukuleles"

To me, a "string of ukueles" implies one at a time. And that's just not right! :D

Swamp Yankee
08-16-2018, 10:46 AM
To me, a "string of ukueles" implies one at a time. And that's just not right! :D

then maybe a "skein of ukuleles" ;)

Jerryc41
08-16-2018, 10:58 AM
Maybe Ovation of Ukes

stevepetergal
08-19-2018, 03:49 PM
A joke of ukuleles.

stevepetergal
08-19-2018, 03:50 PM
A stroke of ukuleles.

stevepetergal
08-19-2018, 03:51 PM
A drudge of ukuleles.

stevepetergal
08-19-2018, 04:10 PM
a harsh, a drag, a ruin, a flop of ukuleles

stevepetergal
08-19-2018, 04:13 PM
a pester of ukuleles

kohanmike
08-19-2018, 05:19 PM
I just looked up the Hawaiian word for "group" which is puʻulu, so a puʻulu of ukes.

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Jerryc41
08-20-2018, 12:09 AM
If we are going to get a word to use in English language conversation from another language, I think we should give the Hawaiians a rest and go to Portuguese. In Portuguese, the internet says that "collection of ukuleles" = "colecao de ukulele". "Thinning the collection" = "desbaste a colecao de ukulele". So I think we could do the normal English language thing and ignore the punctuation and other stuff and just go with a colecao of ukuleles. Usage "desbastering the colecao". Shortened to just "desbastering". Usage as a heading on an English language bulletin board "Desbastering some ukes". Usage in a post "Desbasted the Collings today to get come cash for my next purchase." Or "Picked up a desbasted uke today for a low cost"

Good idea. Let's all learn Portuguese and make that the official language of UU. :D

twokatmew
08-20-2018, 05:56 AM
How about a "scandal" of ukuleles? :D

bratsche
08-20-2018, 08:16 AM
A joke of ukuleles.

A stroke of ukuleles.

A drudge of ukuleles.

a harsh, a drag, a ruin, a flop of ukuleles

a pester of ukuleles

Hmmm, there is a definite pattern here. Are you feeling oppressed and weighed down by your ukuleles? Probably time to thin the herd... or maybe get the albatross(es) off your neck!

If that's the case, I'm sure there are people around here who can help. (But don't look at me, I'm done shopping!)

bratsche

stevepetergal
08-21-2018, 03:26 AM
Actually, bratsche, my grouping is of a very manageable size. It is because I see a large number as a problem that I lean toward the albatross-like terms, not the other way 'round. (would never call it a bevy)
By the way, after much thought and many attempts, I believe I've found the definitive answer to the grouping-naming question. It's a Quarrel of ukuleles.

This term is actually taken from the animal kingdom, as in a quarrel of sparrows (additionally adopted by the legal world: "a quarrel of lawyers"). I like this one because, whenever I hear a bunch of ukuleles played together, it sounds like an argument to me.

Jerryc41
08-21-2018, 03:42 AM
...whenever I hear a bunch of ukuleles played together, it sounds like an argument to me.

Then you're listening to the wrong groups. :D

Down Up Dick
08-21-2018, 03:51 AM
From what I’ve seen, all the ukers play and sing the same thing in unison. In other words with no parts. Is that correct? It’s just a bunch of people having a good time, singing and plunking together? Like in church?

Well . . . okay . . . :old:

Jerryc41
08-21-2018, 03:53 AM
From what I’ve seen, all the ukers play and sing the same thing in unison. In other words with no parts. Is that correct? It’s just a bunch of people having a good time, singing and plunking together? Like in church?

Well . . . okay . . . :old:

That seems to be about right, but some people finger pick. As one of our leaders says, "No one is going to get kicked out. There are no tests. Just have fun."

Down Up Dick
08-21-2018, 04:57 AM
How ‘bout Plunka Pack”? As in “Thinning out the Plunka Pack”. Plunka as in plunka, and Pack as in Herd or Group.
My thanks to ol’ Roget. :old:

kohanmike
08-21-2018, 05:42 AM
From what I’ve seen, all the ukers play and sing the same thing in unison. In other words with no parts. Is that correct? It’s just a bunch of people having a good time, singing and plunking together? Like in church? Well . . . okay . . . :old:

My group sings in harmony, some finger pick parts that our leader teaches, I play bass uke, all in all, we sound very good.

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