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Sunday, 24 May 2015

A flock of athletes



There is about as much variety in a flock of athletes as in a flock of sheep.

Wilkie Collins - Man and Wife (1870)

5 comments:

Sam Vega said...

Only to us intellectual types. To other athletes and those who feed, train, and massage them, each one is probably as unique as a snowflake.

Roger said...

I fear Wilkie would not be much noticed in a flock of sheep either. Don't know the context but possibly a rather imperceptive remark imho.

James Higham said...

Tales of the collective noun.

Demetrius said...

Moo, oink oink, neigh.

A K Haart said...

Sam - unique to their publicists too.

Roger - he would certainly have been noticed in a flock of athletes though, which may explain his aversion.

James - indeed, the choice says it all.

Demetrius - isn't that Parliament?