What is a Congress?

Anthropomorphic Nouns

 

We are all familiar with a

Herd of cows

Herd of cows

 

Flock of chickens

A Flock of chickens

 

School of fish

A School of fish

 

Gaggle of geese

and a Gaggle of geese.

 

However, less widely known is:

Pride of Lions
A Pride of Lions

 

Murder of Crows

A Murder of Crows

(as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens)

 

Exaltation of doves

An Exaltation of doves

 

And, presumably because they look so wise:

Parliament of owls

A Parliament of owls.

 

Congress

Now consider a group of Baboons.

Baboons 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!

(Note: It is correct)

Congress - Washington

A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington!

You just can’t make this stuff up.

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2 Comments

  1. Actually…

    *you* can make this stuff up.
    Because you did.

    That is not what it is called.

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    • This is a joke. It is not entirely true, which is why it is listed as a joke.

      A group of baboons collectively are known as a troop of baboons.

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