Anthropomorphic Nouns

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.Description:                                                          http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/herd-of-cows.jpg
We are all familiar with a herd of cows,

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A Flock of chickens,

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A School of fish
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And a Gaggle of geese.

However, less widely known is:
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A Pride of lions, Description:                                                          http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/murder-of-crows.jpg
A Murder of crows

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(As well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),
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An Exaltation of dovesAnd, presumably because they look so wise:
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A Congress of owls.

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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?
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Believe it or not … a Parliament!!!
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You just can’t make this stuff up.
A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS!
 
I guess that pretty much explains it!!!!!!
My Apologies:
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 😛
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3 thoughts on “Anthropomorphic Nouns

    1. Actually my uncle had sent it to me, I don’t know if he wrote it or someone had forwarded it to him. Yep it had me laughing all right:) Thanks for dropin’ by, Daph 😉

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