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:
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!