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Striving for Cele immunity

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Either way, a herd and a flock are both defined by the way they act and by their leadership.


19 Jan 2021
PREMIUM!
Striving for Cele immunity

Minister of Police Bheki Cele. Picture: EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Collective nouns have always been somewhat of a mystery. Who on earth decided that a bunch of geese are a gaggle? And where did a bevy of beauties originate? In primary school, we were forced to learn them but to this day, I do not know what the collective noun for collective nouns is. A crowd of collective nouns? Or perhaps a caravan of collective nouns? Be that as it may, I was highly offended to hear that, as a species, our current biggest ambition is to achieve herd immunity against the coronavirus. Herd immunity? Really? When did we become...

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