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Anthropomorphic Collective Nouns

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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...

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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