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.



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


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

You just can’t make this stuff up.

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