Anthropomorphic Nouns

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.  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 Congress!

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington !

You just can’t make this stuff up.

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