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 wand ravens),
an Exaltation of doves
and, presumably because they look so wise: a Congress of owls.
Now please bear in mind that Baboons
are loud, potentially dangerous, obnoxious, viciously aggressive and the least intelligent of all primates. And take a guess as to what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not … A Parliament!
A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS!
I guess this somewhat explains the weird and sometimes unfathomable decisions that come out from Parliament…sometimes…
You just can’t make this stuff up.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Posted at 7:23 PM