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Where did "a storytelling of crows" and "a storytelling of ravens" originate?

Question #127463. Asked by superfan123.
Last updated Oct 27 2012.
Originally posted Oct 27 2012 12:15 AM.

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From what i can gather from a few sources (not the most reliable however) these 2 collective nouns originate from folklore. The tale goes that crows and raven used to band together to form a kind of court to punish bad behaviour of another member of their flock. If they were proven guilty by the rest of the flock then they would be killed (or murdered) and this is where the collective noun 'murder of crows' originated.


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Oct 27 2012, 4:35 AM
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