Saturday, December 29, 2012


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

We are all familiar with  a

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Herd of cows,

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A Flock of chickens,

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A School of fish

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And a Gaggle of geese.

However, less widely known is:

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A Pride of lions,
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A Murder of crows

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(as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),

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An Exaltation of  doves

And, presumably because they look so wise:

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A Parliament of owls.

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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)

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A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!

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

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