Friday, 08 February 2013 17:16

Anthropomorphic Nouns Featured

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With due respect and apologies.....

The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals.

we are familiar with the following:

A Herd of CowsFlock of Chickens

School of Fish Gaggle of Geese 

However, less widely known is:

Pride of LionsA Murder of CrowsDoves

And presumable because they look so wise

Owls

Now consider a group of Baboons.

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

Parliament

 

I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out from the Parliament!

You just can't make this stuff up.

 

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