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    'Barista' collective noun

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    So, gaggle of geese, parliament of owls, murder of crows. The old girl and myself were discussing the potential collective noun of baristas.

    So if no one has thought of this, I am coining the phrase. You read it here first:

    A hipster of baristas.

    Also may accept 'baristi' but this needs heavy discussion. What are your favourites?
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    Its been done tt.

    "The native plural in English is baristas, while in Italian the plural is baristi for masculine or mixed sex (baristi: "barmen", "bartenders") or bariste for feminine (bariste: "barmaids")."
    Barista - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Its been done tt.

    "The native plural in English is baristas, while in Italian the plural is baristi for masculine or mixed sex (baristi: "barmen", "bartenders") or bariste for feminine (bariste: "barmaids")."
    Barista - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Yep...........
    and the 'hyper-correct' 'baristo' for male barista. ;-)

    barista - Wiktionary

    And welcome to CS tanethomas. Good luck with your quest to become famous... ;-D ;-D ;-D

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    And a few other suggestions, borrowed from collective nouns in List of collective nouns in English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A parliament, (owls) ; a pandemonium ( parrots); a pace ( asses); a troop, ( baboons); a sounder, (boars) or a scourge, (mosquitoes) !! :-D

    No offence intended, tongue firmly in cheek, just having a laugh;-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    And a few other suggestions, borrowed from collective nouns in List of collective nouns in English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A parliament, (owls) ; a pandemonium ( parrots); a pace ( asses); a troop, ( baboons); a sounder, (boars) or a scourge, (mosquitoes) !! :-D

    No offence intended, tongue firmly in cheek, just having a laugh;-D
    ^^^
    L. O. L (notice how the coffee gods banned that contraction? Very hipster.......

    The girls also offered 'tamp' (my favourite) tweek, foam, twitch, fix I like them all! A tamp of baristi!

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    How about a knock box of baristas?

    Or...

    A Rosetta,
    An over-extraction, or
    A weak double-shot skinny soy cinna-mochaccino with sweet'n'low of baristas (if they work at Starbucks)

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    ' a knock box ' ..... sweet!

    How about 'group' ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    ' a knock box ' ..... sweet!

    How about 'group' ?
    Knock box sounds super tough. I have images of handlebar mustached strongmen riding around town on penny farthings making people drink their coffee. I like it.

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    I'm pretty sure it's actually a tattoo of Baristas

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    "Tattoo" works for me. How about a "Ballet of Baristas" for obvious reasons.

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    I think a "snob" of baristas pretty much hits the spot

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    A wbcwannabe of baristi?

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    Wouldn't it be a 'Snobbery of Baristas' rather than a snob?

    It's only special to Snobs and similar lovers of fine coffee, but how about a 'Group of Baristas'? (grouphead conveys the wrong implication ) And for those purveying the Starbucks version, it could be a "Drip-tray of Baristas' or perhaps a 'Sink-shot of baristas'...



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