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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Our Wonderful Language

The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals. Consider these examples. 
We are all familiar with a:

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Herd of cows,

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Flock of chickens,
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School of fish

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a Gaggle of geese, and
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A Pride of lions.

However, less widely known is:
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A Murder of crows

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An Exaltation of doves

And, presumably because they look so wise:
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A Congress of owls.

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Now consider a group of Baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates.........

And the proper collective noun for a group of baboons is -

Believe it or not ……. A Parliament

 
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That's right, A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS! Pretty much explains everything doesn't it?

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