[Comic relief]: Anthropomorphic Nouns

This is too much fun not to share. You just can’t make this kind of stuff up. Be sure to read the whole thing then enjoy your belly laugh to start your day! The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals. We are all familiar with a …

Herd of cows

cow

a Flock of chickens

chickens

a School of fish

1fish

and a Gaggle of geese.

geese

However, less widely known is:

a Pride of lions

lion

a Murder of crows (as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens)

crow

an Exaltation of doves

doves

and, presumably because they look so wise, a Parliament of owls.

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?

baboons

Believe it or not … a Congress!

congress

A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!
I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington!

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