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Anthropomorphic Nouns

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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 11:11 AM
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Got this interesting email and there is a nice political hahaha at the end. I did check it for accuracy.

There are a couple here that I did not know and maybe you won't either.



~Anthropomorphic Nouns~
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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.
Baboons 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?


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Believe it or not... A Congress!
(Note: I hadn't heard that before, so I looked it up. It is correct)

A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!
That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington !
edit on 6/5/2012 by sad_eyed_lady because: spacing




posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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Very fitting definition for those primates.
I didn't know about the crows either.


Thanks for the laugh!






posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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Cloud of Bats

Swarms of Ants

Pack of Dogs

Clan of Hyenas

Pandemonium of Parrots

Crash of Rhinoceros

Nest of Scorpions

Team of Oxen

Scourge of Mosquitoes



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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I've always heard a group of ravens was called a conspiracy. No joke!



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by luciddream
Cloud of Bats

Swarms of Ants

Pack of Dogs

Clan of Hyenas

Pandemonium of Parrots

Crash of Rhinoceros

Nest of Scorpions

Team of Oxen

Scourge of Mosquitoes


Good ones. Scourge of mosquitoes, yup!



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 01:55 PM
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A murmuration of starlings. Does that count? Well, it's cool anyway.





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