The collective noun for baboons 

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 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!  I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington!

 Larry Rockwell, Diamond Bar, CA

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