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Funny! Read 'till the end.

Posted by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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Anthropomorphic Nouns 

I thought this might be boring, but stick with it. You'll love the ending. 

 

We are all familiar with a

Herd of cows,

A Flock of chickens,

A School of fish

  A Gaggle of geese.

 And A Pride of Lions, 

However, less widely known is:

A Murder of crows

(as well as their cousins)

 A Murder of 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!

(Note: I hadn't heard that before, so I looked it up. It is correct)


A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington! You just can't make this stuff up.

by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 11, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Lol!!
Reina13
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Hahaha...I would say that this assessment is pretty spot on!! Thanks for the giggle.



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taniamorse85
by Bronze Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:56 AM

While this is amusing, it's also false.   It was originally stated in a chain email a while back, and it took off (undoubtedly in part because of the actual Congress and their antics) to the point that it was widely believed to be true.  The actual term for a group of baboons is 'troop.'

LADYxGHOST
by Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:07 AM

Quoting taniamorse85:

While this is amusing, it's also false.   It was originally stated in a chain email a while back, and it took off (undoubtedly in part because of the actual Congress and their antics) to the point that it was widely believed to be true.  The actual term for a group of baboons is 'troop.'


I will correct the post. It is the orangutans that are called a Congress.
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