Thursday, August 25, 2011


This came in my email today.  I found it informative and humorous.

The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals.
We are all familiar with:
Herd of cows,
Flock of chickens,
School of fish and
Gaggle of geese.
However, less widely known is:
Pride of lions,
Murder of crows (as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),
An Exaltation of doves and, presumably because they look so wise,
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!

1 comment:

cindy said...

nuff said