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    #12 Jersey

    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.

    However, 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
    primates.

    And what is the proper collective noun
    for a group of baboons?

    Believe it or not ……. a Congress!
    A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!
    I guess that pretty much explains the
    things that come out of Washington !
    You just can’t make this stuff up.
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    Did you make that up SB42?
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    It said you can't make that up:p No I was going through some old emails that I archived and came across it and thought I'd share it in the political forum.
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    #24 Jersey

    That's funny. I thought it was called a troop but when I looked it up - it's either.

    OT, but did you know that a congress of baboons often keeps dogs as pets?
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    Well, I didn't. Wild baboons, like humans, can keep dogs as pets. - OMG Facts

    It's pretty remarkable. They kidnap pups and raise them for guard dogs.
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    Salamanders are a "congress" (slimy, hard to catch, amphibious, live under rocks). A group of baboons is a "troop" (and rarely a "flange").
    Someone's yanking y'all.

    My favorites:
    rhumba of rattlesnakes
    party of jays
    bloat of hippopotamuses


    Check out this list:
    Animal Groups
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    #12 Jersey

    and vise-versa in Washington:singing:
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    A Congress of baboons when in danger have a strange line of defense, they form a large group then stand together and GRIN.
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    A group of politicians are known as "A Sh!tload Of Scumsucking Swine"
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    I know SB42...I'm a wise arse!;)

    thought you knew....

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