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Aardvarks                 An aarmory

Academics                 A befuddlement

Accountants               An audit

Altarboys                 A fidget

Ambulances                A siren

Anatomists                A corps

Angels                    A chorus

Architects                A column

Arsonists                 A conflagration

Artillery                 A broadside

Artists                   A palette

Auto mechanics            A clutch

Babies                    A drool

Baboons                   A congress

Bacteriologists           A culture

Badgers                   A cete

Banjo players             An irritation

Bankers                   A wunch

Baptists                  An immersion

Barbers                   A clipping

Bartenders                A cocktail

Bathing beauties          A delight

Beavers                   A lodge, colony

Beer-makers               A brood

Bishops                   An absolution

Blacksmiths               An anvil

Blood samples             A coagulation

Bookkeepers               An audit

Bosses                    A growl

Bras                      A suspension

Brewers                   A bung

British secret agents     A bond

Bureaucrats               A bloat

Butlers                   A snobbery

Car mechanics             An estimate

Cardiologists             A flutter

Cartoonists               A chortle

Catholics                 A mass

Cats                      A clowder

Cavemen                   A club

Cellphones                An annoyance

Chores                    A grind

Cigarettes                A gasp, a wheeze

Circumcisions             A slice

Clocks                    A tick-tock

Clouds                    A souffle

Cobblers                  A load

Cockroaches               An intrusion

Commuters                 A crush

Computer programmers      An array, a compilation

Computers                 A network

Congressmen               A bribe

Consultants               A prevarication

Coots                     A cover

Cops                      A collar

Cormorants                A gulp

Cosmologists              A galaxy

Couch potatoes            A slob

Cowards                   A quake, run

Crickets                  An orchestra

Criminals                 A cell

Critics                   A mockery

Crows                     A murder, a horde

Cynics                    A cutting

Dachsunds                 A devilment

Deaf people               A heard

Dentists                  An amalgam, an injection

Dermatologists            A rash

Dice                      A luck

Dictators                 A tyranny

Divorcees                 A desperation

DIYers                    A bodge

Doctors                   A dose, a prognosis

Dollars                   A fistful

Dominoes                  A falling

Drummers                  A crash

Drunks                    A totter, a stagger, a pickle

Dung Beetles              A shitload

Dwarves                   A shortage

Eagles                    A convocation

Economists                A deficit

Eels                      A knot

Electrical Engineers      A grid

Embarrassments            A blush

Engineers                 A design

Englishmen                A sphincter

Estate Agents             An exaggeration

Extremists                A froth

Fence-builders            An encroachment

Ferrets                   A business

Finches                   A charm

Fireflies                 A wink

Fishermen                 An exaggeration

Fleas                     An annoyance

Florists                  A bunch, an arrangement

Front-end loaders         A heap

Gangsters                 A knuckle

Gastroenterologists       A polyp

Geeks                     A gaggle

Gentlemen                 A chivalry

Geologists                A formation, an aggregation

Germans                   An army

Ghosts                    A fraid

Giraffes                  A tower

Girls                     A giggle

Golfers                   A divot

Grammarians               A conjunction

Grandparents              A nag

Grannies                  A creak

Grapes                    A bunch

Gravediggers              A crypt

Greyhounds                A gallop

Hedgehogs                 A prickle

Hedonists                 A debauchery

Heimlich Maneuvres        A choke

Hematologists             A clot, a hemorrhage

Hoodlums                  A gang

Hummingbirds              A hover

Hyenas                    A cackle, an hilarity

Icebergs                  A drift

Ichthyologists            A scale

Idiots                    A thicket

In-laws                   An imposition

Intellectuals             A pretention

Irish                     A thirst

Japanese                  A click

Jehovah’s Witnesses       A visit

Jellyfish                 A smack

Jewellers                 A ring

Jockeys                   A shortage

Journalists               A scoop

Judges                    A sentence

Kangaroos                 A boingg

Kleptomaniacs             A clutch, a grab

Lapwings                  A deceit

Larks                     An exaltation

Lawyers                   A disputation, a greed, a quarrel, a plague

Librarians                A stack

Lispers                   A plethora

Lisps                     A hiss

Listeners                 A fascination

Little boys               A mess

Luddites                  A smashing

Lynx                      A chain

Magicians                 An illusion

Managers                  An indecision

Maps                      An atlas

Mathematicians            A Pi, an addition

Meatheads                 A density

Meteorologists            A shower

Mice (computer)           A click

Microbiologists           A colony, a slide

Midwives                  An expectation

Misers                    A horde

Monkeys                   A machination

Morning glories           A dawn

Mortals                   A coil

Morticians                A corps

Mosquitoes                A buzz

Nautical Engineers        A knot

Neighbours                An annoyance

Neurotics                 A worry

Northerners               A freeze

Nuns                      A flap, a prey

Nymphomaniacs             A spread

Oceanographers            A sea

Optometrists              A vision

Orphans                   An abandonment

Orthodontists             A brace

Orthopedists              A cast

Owls                      A parliament

Palindromes               A tenet

Palm readers              A handful

Paparazzi                 A flash, a snap

Parents                   A nag

Parishioners              A kneeling

Parliamentarians          A dogma

Pathologists              A body

Peacocks                  An ostentation

Penguins                  A colony

Pharmacists               A mixture

Philatelists              A lick

Philosophers              A ponder, a quandary

Photographers             A clique, a snap, a gallery

Physicists                A quark, a quantum, a nucleus

Pigeons                   A dropping

Plastic surgeons          A rejuvenation

Plumbers                  A flood, flush

Poets                     A rhyme

Politicians               A blather

Poms                      A whinge

Poodles                   A salon

Pool sharks               A pocket

Porcupines                A prickle

Porn stars                A penetration

Postmen                   A parcel              

Potheads                  A haze

Potters                   A harry

Printers                  An inkling

Proctologists             A probe, a buttload

Proctology patients       A clench

Professors                A pomposity

Proofreaders              A squint

Prostitutes               A solicitation, a rash

Publicans                 A decanter

Pugilists                 A box

Puns                      A groan

Pupils                    A dilation

Puppies                   A piddle, an awwww

Pyromaniacs               A blaze, a conflagration

Rabbits                   A multiplication

Raccoons                  A mask

Rappers                   A torture

Ravens                    An unkindness, a conspiracy

Redheads                  A blaze

Relatives                 A gossip

Rhinoceroses              A crash

Rioters                   A melee

Rock climbers             A grip

Sailors                   A mutiny

Saint Bernards            A slobber

Savers                    A horder

Second-hand car dealers   A lot

Seismologists             A quake

Shit                      A crock

Sinners                   A contrition

Skunks                    A stench

Slumlords                 An eviction

Smokers                   A wheeze, a gasp, a cloud, a billow

Software                  A crash

Spelling errors           A profushun

Sphincters                A clench

Sprinters                 A dash

Starlings                 A murmuration

Stockbrokers              A portfolio

Stomachs                  An incontinence

Students                  A flunk

Surfers                   A wave

Surgeons                  An incision

Surprises                 A boo

Sycophants                A gush

Tarts                     A jam

Tax payers                A scream

Teddy bears               A hug, a cuddle

Teenagers                 A sulk

Telephonists              A ring

Theoretical meteorologists  A cloud

Theoretical physicists    A field

Therapists                A worry

Thieves                   A fiddle

Tomorrows                 A promise

Tortoises                 A creep

Traffic planners          A jam

Troubles                  A shitload

Tubas                     A tumult

Turds                     A steam

Two-year olds             A tantrum

Unicorns                  A blessing

Vampires                  A bite

Vinters                   A crush

Violinists                A screech

Voters                    A desperation

Waiters                   An absence, an order, an indifference

Walkers                   An amble

Weathermen                A flurry

Weed                      A stash

Windmills                 A tilt

Wives                     A whine

Woodpeckers               A gatling

Worms                     A wriggle

Yesterdays                A yearning

Zebras                    A stripe, a crossing

 

 

 

 

 

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