Jump to content


Photo

Anthropomorphic Collective Nouns


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Belle

Belle

    Scrap Girl Messageboard Wise One

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,585 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Cape Town South Africa

Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:02 AM

The English language has some wonderfullyanthropomorphic 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
a Gaggle of geese.

and a Pride of lions,


However, less widely known is:

a Murder of crows
an Exaltation of doves

and, a Congress 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 Parliament



Yes, a PARLIAMENT of baboons!




You just can’t make this stuff up...






gallery_19386_314_49430.jpg

BLINKIES_MOM-Past.gifBLINKIES_wise1.gifWT-Button-copy.gif


#2 Sara Arell

Sara Arell

    Scrap Girls Messageboard Wise One

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 50,757 posts
  • Personal Statement:Let There Be Peace On Earth and Let It Begin With Me!
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Hendersonville, NC

Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:28 AM

Happy Birthday Belle, and thanks for the morning giggle, as always!
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#3 princessrunningfingers

princessrunningfingers

    I'll Have You In Stitches In No Time

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,996 posts
  • Personal Statement:I am an avid stitcher, reader, and of course Scrap Girls Addict.
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tennessee

Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:26 AM

Oh, Belle, you are so right. You just can't make it up. How fitting. I see it is your Birthday. Happy Birthday, and I do hope you have a great one.

gallery_15063_3635_1064.jpg

BLINKIES_MOM-Past.gifSG_Olympian.pngBLINKIE_StayCation-Luau.gifBLINKIES_Pblshd.gifWT-Button-copy.gif


#4 AggieB

AggieB

    Scrap Girl Messageboard Wise One

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,669 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Cohoes, NY

Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:08 AM

Thanks for the chuckle, Belle! And Happy Birthday, hope it's a great one.

gallery_17848_304_78298.gif

December 2010 Member of the Month


#5 Cheri T

Cheri T

    Scrap Woman

  • Design Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,077 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Iowa

Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:32 AM

Bwahahahahaha! I knew the crow group name - and it still makes me shudder when I think of it. Makes me think Edgar Allen Poe, although that's a raven, lol.
Posted Image
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

#6 tiza126

tiza126

    SG Shopaholic

  • Welcoming Committee
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,690 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Missouri

Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:59 AM

I recognize several of those names. At one point, I had a list of dozens of animal group names. Of course, I probably couldn't name them if you asked me.... but I'd know them when I saw them.

gallery_14425_66_70914.gif

(siggy by Conda)

 

Button_Welcome.png~ SGblinkie.gif~ BLINKIES_Huckleberry.gif~ BLINKIES_BoutiqueBabe.gif


#7 tiza126

tiza126

    SG Shopaholic

  • Welcoming Committee
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,690 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Missouri

Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:03 AM

Found the list I was looking for.... http://www.sandiegoz...roups_list.html

I personally like "Flamboyance of Flamingoes" and "Prickle of Porcupines." "Crash of Rhinoceroses" seems appropriate

gallery_14425_66_70914.gif

(siggy by Conda)

 

Button_Welcome.png~ SGblinkie.gif~ BLINKIES_Huckleberry.gif~ BLINKIES_BoutiqueBabe.gif


#8 Becster

Becster

    Scrap Girl Messageboard Wise One

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,115 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:South Florida

Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:05 AM

These are all great! Thanks Belle and Tiza! :D

And Happy Birthday Belle!!!

gallery_20128_4545_950.jpg

SG-9-Anniversary-SugarNSpice-Blinkie.gifSG-9-Anniversary_Spice-Blinkie.gifBLINKIES_MOM-Past.gifBLINKIES_wise1.gif


#9 teecee

teecee

    Scrap Girl Messageboard Wise One

  • TOU Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,620 posts
  • Personal Statement:Miracles happen to those who believe in them.
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:South Central Pennsylvania

Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:17 AM

Belle and Tiza, thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy your special day today Belle! :daisy:

#10 BarbaraC1977

BarbaraC1977

    Organizational Diva -- loves to play with supplies!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,321 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Colorado Springs, CO

Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:22 AM

Thank you, Belle, and Happy Birthday! Wishing you many happy returns--I count you as a friend and hope to enjoy your company for many years to come.

gallery_17172_358_42296.png
SGblinkie.gif  SG_BB_LoveThis.png  BLINKIES_MOM-Past.gif
Scrapper | Wife | Mother | Friend | Soprano | Traveler
Rotarian | CEO, Auction Systems
| Recovering Perfectionist


#11 Belle

Belle

    Scrap Girl Messageboard Wise One

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,585 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Cape Town South Africa

Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:39 PM

Thanks Tiza for the info. Thanks to everybody for the birthday wishes.

gallery_19386_314_49430.jpg

BLINKIES_MOM-Past.gifBLINKIES_wise1.gifWT-Button-copy.gif





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users