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The Language And Anthropomorphic Nouns

Uploaded on November 09, 2011

The Language And
Anthropomorphic Nouns
The
English language has some wonderfully

anthropomorphic collective
nouns for the

various groups of
animals.
We are all familiar with a Herd of cows,
a Flock of
chickens,
a School of fish
and a Gaggle of geese

However, less widely known
is:
a Pride of
lions,

a Murder of crows
(as well
as their cousins
the rooks and ravens),
an Exaltation of doves
and, presumably
because they
look so wise: a Parliament of owls.
Now consider a group of
Baboons.They are the loudest,

most dangerous, most obnoxious,

most viciously aggressive

and least intelligent of all primates.

And what is the
proper
collective noun for a group of
baboons?
Believe it or not
…….a Congress!
A CONGRESS
OF BABOONS!
I guess that pretty much explains
the

things that come out of
Washington
You just can’t make this stuff up.

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from Hoski wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I think we're up to 7-8 instances where we're in agreement.
Good find.

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from whitetailfreek wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Good one Moishe.

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from Hoski wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I think we're up to 7-8 instances where we're in agreement.
Good find.

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from whitetailfreek wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Good one Moishe.

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