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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Anthropomorphic Nouns

We are all familiar with…

a herd of cows,

herd of cows
 
a flock of chickens,

flock of chickens
 
a school of fish,

School of fish

and a gaggle of geese.

gaggle of geese

However, less widely known is:

a pride of lions,

pride of lions
 
a murder of crows,

murder of crows
 
(as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),

rooks and ravens

an Exaltation of doves,

exaltation of doves

and, presumably because they look so wise,

a parliament of owls.

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?

Believe it or not... A Congress!

congress of baboons

A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!
 
congress

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington!

You just can’t make this stuff up. Open-mouthed smile

22 comments:

  1. Love it, Cat, you always know how to crack us up!
    --Baker

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    1. Happy you enjoyed it, Baker. :)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  2. LOL! Cat that's hilarious.
    Hugs Lindy xx

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    1. Happy you got a good giggle, Lindy. :)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  3. LoL Cat, perfect! Thank you for the giggle :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. You're welcome, Roz...happy you enjoyed. :)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. It sure is, Jan. :)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  5. Good one. My theory is the folks who came up with the collective name for animals were the ancestors of the ones with nothing to do by make pictures of cats.

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    1. Hahaha...good point, Bogey. :)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  6. Oh yes Cat, very appropriate. Thanks.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. You're welcome, Ronnie...happy you agree. :)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  7. That explains the dealings in Congress then!
    Rosie xx

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    1. It sure does, Rosie. :)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  8. This is the best explanation.

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    1. I totally agree, Blondie.:)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  9. Cat,
    This post is the most accurate ever written.
    Meredith

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    1. I so agree with you, Mere.

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  10. A congress of baboons. Ha! Oh wait, sadly true.
    Amy

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    1. It is most definitely on the sad side, Amy. ;)

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  11. You nailed it, Cuz!:) How true, how true! Hope that you have a relaxing and fun weekend! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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    1. Unfortunately, this post definitely nails it, Cuz.

      Hugs and blessings...Cat

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