3 Sep 2014

Online world with Hamish MacEwan

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:07 pm on 3 September 2014

A discussion on drones with technology commentator Hamish McEwan prompted a number of listeners to suggest a word to describe a gathering of drones.

Here’s what you came up with. Some refer to the smaller type used for civilian work, while others relate to the military style drone.

Here’s Simon's top three:

  • snoop
  • game
  • hum

Here ‘s the full list, in no particular order. What do you think? What’s your top three? Maybe you would add to the list. Email afternoons@radionz.co.nz or text 2101.

  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Desert Storm
  • Chuck Heston
  • coalition-of-the-willing
  • Russia-from-my-back-porch
  • Barack
  • 10 Downing Street
  • US Supreme Court
  • Bill O'Reilly
  • pentagon
  • corrade
  • rancour
  • bagpipe
  • Borg
  • game
  • paparazzi
  • suspicion
  • eavesdrop
  • oversight
  • intrusion
  • hive
  • congregation
  • deployment
  • cacophony
  • terror
  • palin
  • parliament
  • chorus
  • quorum
  • barrage
  • dullard
  • stealth
  • conflict
  • conflagration
  • swarm
  • susurrus
  • buzz
  • squadron
  • a drone of drones
  • hover
  • murder (in Middle East)
  • snoop (everywhere else)
  • game
  • destruction
  • surveillance
  • white noise
  • drongo
  • remoteness
  • gaggle
  • drogue
  • assassination
  • dragoon
  • demiurge
  • whine