Something about my blog has been bugging me lately - I don't know what to call my lovely readers! I routinely address you all as 'you guys'. Which makes me sound like some South Philly thug. How different is it really than saying 'youseguys'?! Lady Gaga calls her fans 'monsters'.....clearly none of you are monsters....and I'm also not Lady Gaga....but I must be able to come up with something better than You Guys!
I've been wracking my brain.
Merpeople? Merfolk? Mermaties?
Of course I did what any answer seeking individual in today's world would do - I googled: 'What do you call a group of mermaids?'.
Interesting. Very Interesting.
There were threads on a Beijing language forum...there were mermaid jokes....there were blogs...and even mermaid poems!
Seriously though, you guys (heh heh) have got to check out what I stumbled upon! www.iamamermaid.com - No lie! I am a Mermaid dot com! It opened up a whole new world of mermaid'ing for me! I had no idea that there were mermaid competitions...or that they were sooooo serious!
While I was over at I am a Mermaid I did however; discover a poem that I love...I'd like to think that I might be considered a 'straightforward mermaid'. Hands down, the best line in the poem is: "The straightforward mermaid has already said to five sailors, “Look, I don’t think this is going to work,” before sinking like a sullen stone."
I also liked the two smaller quotes in the lower right hand column:
"Beware the mermaid, she neither comes nor goes." - John Patrick Shanley
"I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living." — Anaïs Nin
Back to the question at hand: What DO you call a group of mermaids?
A giggle? A miracle? A school? A pod?
What would Youseguys like to be called?