Knowledge of English

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Knowledge of English

Post by retired2 on Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:59 pm

The English language has some wonderfully

anthropomorphic collective nouns for the

various groups of animals.

We are all familiar with a
Herd of cows,

Flock of chickens,

School of fish

And a Gaggle of geese, and

A Pride of lions.

However, less widely known is:

A Murder of crows

An Exaltation of doves

And, presumably because they look so wise:
A Congress of owls.

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


Pretty much explains everything doesn't it?
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