What is a Congress?

Anthropomorphic Nouns


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.

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)


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

You just can’t make this stuff up.

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