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.
5 thoughts on “Anthropomorphic Nouns”
Too bad congress and crows aren’t the same;) That would be a picture
they forgot the police department of stinking pigs.
You do realize, of course, it’s an insult to baboons.
And “a Wunch of bankers”