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baboon (Photo credit: Birdseye Maple)

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 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

A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS! 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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4 comments on “Parliament

  1. boomiebol
    July 14, 2012

    Ha ha , are you serious?

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  2. yellowlancer
    July 14, 2012

    I’m sure I saw that baboon’s face on an election poster 🙂 and several of his brothers and sisters!

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  3. dorannrule
    July 15, 2012

    Good one Judy! Requires forwarding. 🙂

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