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Tuesday, 04 October 2011 01:50

Anthropomorphic Collective Nouns

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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

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Herd of cows,

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a Flock of chickens,

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a School of fish

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and a Gaggle of geese.

However, less widely known is:

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a Pride of lions,

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a Murder of crows

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(as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),

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an Exaltation of doves

and, presumably because they look so wise:

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a Parliament of owls.

Now consider a group of Baboons.

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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?

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

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A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!

I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington !

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You just can't make this stuff up.

Go green - Recycle Congress in 2012 !!!

Thanks Kathy! Laughing

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Layne Cope

I am a geek. A Windows geek to be exact. I do all things computer. I do like outdoor activities; camping, fishing, riding my hawg, etc. but I always gravitate back to the computer. In fact, between work, the biz and other stuff, if I am not on the 'puter for 14 - 16 hours a day, I feel deprived!

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