A Herd of Cows, A Flock of Chickens
From Sharon Hopper – author unknown
The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective
nouns for the various groups of animals.
We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School
of fish and a Gaggle of geese.
Less widely known is a Pride of lions, a Murder of crows (as well as
their cousins the rooks and ravens), an Exaltation of doves and,
presumably because they look so wise, a Parliament of owls.
Now consider a group of Baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous,
most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all
And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not... a Congress!
You can look it up!
It is now becoming perfectly clear...