Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Congress, a simple explanation

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 is 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.

So what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?  

Believe it or not ....... A Congress!  
I  guess that pretty much explains the things in Washington!

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