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Anthropomorphic Nouns

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:

http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/pride-of-lions. a Pride of lions,

http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/murder-of-crows 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.

http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/baboons.jpg 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?

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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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