Congress – Who Would Have Thought…

Congress – Who Would Have Thought…

Well probably just about everyone!

Congress in Session

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

We are all familiar with a Herd of Cows,

Herd of Cows

a Flock of Chickens,
Flock of Chickens

a School of Fish
School of Fish

and a Gaggle of Geese.

Gaggle of Geese

However, less widely known is:

a Pride of Lions,
Pride of Lions

a Mob of Kangaroos,

Mob of Kangaroos

a Rookery of Penguins,
Rookery of Penguins

a Troop of Chimps,

Troop of Chimps

a Murder of Crows – (as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),
Murder of Crows

an Exaltation of Doves,

Exaltation of Doves

a Parliament of Owls.
Parliament 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 Congress!

Congress of BaboonsCongress of BaboonsBaboon

United States of America - Capital Building

Congress in Session

We are so screwed!

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