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A Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens...
« on: November 06, 2011, 08:11:12 PM »
A Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens...

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!

I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington !
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Re: A Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens...
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 11:02:14 AM »
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