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Cellective noun for Zombies

posted by cromerman on - last edited - Viewed by 1.1K users
I have been browsing Google for the above, but have not been very

impressed with the suggestions so far, although there are many of them.

Looking through my old dictionary I found the word..

Zymosis

A fermentation, zymotic disease produced by germs introduced from without.(Perhaps very apt)

While we are waiting for Episode 4 perhaps the Forum could come up with some others?
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  • Master of Aeons;707158 said:
    Right. Zombies aren't people, and a herd is defined as a bunch of zombies that all "move in a particular direction".
    *shoots you down*
    Well zombies are technically people, they're just dead people. When somebody dies their species didn't change. It's a human corpse, whats different when someone dies from the zombie infection? They're still human, just dead.

    I would also say that an undead horde is definitely an army, with a specific target in mind- anything living. The definition "move in a particular direction" refers to being moved by an outside source such as a rancher herding cattle into a pen, if they move on their own it isn't considered being herded, such as hearing a noise and going towards it.
  • I kind of like "A shamble of zombies." it has a ring to it.
  • zombie horde. THE END :D
  • dustpuffs;707020 said:
    A shitload of shamblers.
    Haha, this one made me burst out laughing.
  • TrueXus;711691 said:
    Haha, this one made me burst out laughing.
    Sweet! I made someone laugh!
  • i'm going with the ' an oh shit '

    for me they would be

    target practice, ammo sponges, a really bad smell,

    but a term that really nails what they are is

    the walking dead
  • To me, the most accepted term is a "zombie horde".

    But on www.FVZA.org website, groups of zombies are sometimes called a "stagger of zombies."
  • I like scourge for the collective. Herd makes sense in a couple definitions. But I always think of herds as a defense mechanism not a hunting party. Most herd animals are predated upon.
  • funyahns;712423 said:
    I like scourge for the collective. Herd makes sense in a couple definitions. But I always think of herds as a defense mechanism not a hunting party. Most herd animals are predated upon.
    You could say that zombies are predated upon and collect in herds to survive. A single zombie vs a single person almost always comes out bad for the zombie, as is seen a lot in TWD. [SPOILER]I think Dale was the first person to be killed by a zombie one on one, and he was a weak old man.
    [/SPOILER]

    So basicly, zombies are actually able to procreate (by biting humans) and feed (by eating humans) better in a herd than they do when alone or in pairs. Also, herding seems to be in their instinct, much like it is in the instanct of herd animals.

    Still though, I like horde more as a collective noun. It's simply the classic.
  • Zed or Geek Horde.
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