Anthropomorphic Nouns

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From: Ralph & BA
Date: 30 April 2016 at 02:15
Subject: Fw: Fwd: Anthropomorphic Nouns

Anthropomorphic Nouns…

I thought this might be boring, but stick with it.

You’ll love the ending.

We are all familiar with a

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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,

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A Murder of crows

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

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An Exaltation of doves

And, presumably because they look so wise:

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A Parliament of owls.

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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!

(Note: I hadn’t heard that before, so I looked it up. It is correct)

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A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!

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

You just can’t make this stuff up

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