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Monday, July 30, 2012

Anthropomorphic Nouns - you got to love this!

Dear friends,
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 Congress 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 Parliament

I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out from
the Parliament 
You just can't make this stuff up. 

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