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Anthropomorphic Nouns!

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

We are all familiar with a

A herd of cows,
A flock of chickens,
A school of fish
A gaggle of geese, and
A pride of lions.

However, less widely known is:

A murder of crows
(including rooks and ravens),
An exaltation of doves
And, presumably because they look so wise:
A congress of owls.

Now consider this ...

Baboons?

They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously, aggressive and least intelligent of all primates ......

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



Yes A Parliament!

A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS ....



Pretty much explains everything doesn't it?



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I was watching a raven getting mobbed by crows last night, and thought to myself.. What is the collective term for Ravens ? is it the same as Crows ?

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Is the collective word for a flight of Robins Barstewards? :up
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You just made that up ! . . . :cg
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Re: Anthropomorphic Nouns!

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http://www.palomaraudubon.org/collective.html

A full comprehensive list. sorted by both noun and Bird type... :up

Why not just stick to Flock ? regardless of bird type... :tk
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Because its more flockin' interesting that way. :x
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