TRIVIA: Anthropomorphic Nouns

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Believing that the best education leads to the best understanding,
I thought you might find this interesting.
Anthropomorphic Nouns

I thought this might be boring, but stick with it. You'll love the ending.
We are all familiar with a
herd of cows                                   
Herd of cows,

flock of chickens                                                       
A Flock of chickens,

school of fish                                         
A School of fish

gaggle of geese                                                   
And a Gaggle of geese.
However, less widely known is:

pride of lions                                                         
A Pride of lions

A Murder of crows

rooks and ravens                        
(as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),

exaltation of doevs                                                  
An Exaltation of doves
And, presumably because they look so wise:

parliament of owls                                                     
A Parliament of owls

Now consider a group of Baboons.
Baboons are the loudest, 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!
(Note: I hadn't heard that before, so I looked it
up. It is correct).                                            

That pretty much explains the things
come out !
You just can't make this stuff up.


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