Anthropomorphic Nouns

by Rebecca on July 26, 2012

in Animal Jokes

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.
Baboons 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!

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