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    Anthropomorphic Nouns

    Gypsy
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    Post by Gypsy on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:44 pm

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


    Herd of cows, Flock of chickens, School of fish A Gaggle of geese, and A Pride of lions.

    However, less widely known is:

    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 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


    YEP....A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS! Pretty much explains everything doesn't it?

    .........

    You just can’t make this stuff up!!!
    Campbell Brodie
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:00 pm

    ...and a "Gossip" of women....



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    Post by 3rdforum on Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:14 pm

    Thats a coincidence, we have a parliament of baboons as well! Anthropomorphic Nouns 16779677







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