The following was copied from an e-mail my uncle recently sent me. Enjoy!
The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals.
We are all familiar with a herd of cows,
And a Gaggle of geese.
However, less widely known is:
A Pride of lions,
(As well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),
An Exaltation of dovesAnd, presumably because they look so wise:
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!!!
You just can’t make this stuff up.
I guess that pretty much explains it!!!!!!
Sorry ’bout the pics they don’t seem to appear, I copied the directly from the e-mail since I hadn’t enough time to upload them manually 😛