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Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at 10:11 PM

All talk, NO action!
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 are...

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! Makes sense don't you think?

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This looks like one of those Congressional "Read my Lips" posses. Hmmm!!

Happy Thanksgiving, to One and All (without the photo-grin).

-- Posted by Navyblue on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 12:22 PM

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