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This Explains a Lot

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Recoil Sissy, Aug 24, 2011.

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  1. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    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 Baboons. They are loud, dangerous, obnoxious, viciously aggressive and the least intelligent of all primates. So, what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?

    Believe it or not ....... a Congress!

    I guess that pretty much explains the things coming out of D.C.

    Your faithful correspondent,

    sissy
     
  2. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    That's just Great!!

    I've known along, they should be behind bars!!
     
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