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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Collective nouns


We all are familiar with ....

a herd of cows,
a flock of chickens,

a school of fish
a gaggle of geese,

a pod of whales

a pride of lions.

Less widely known is:
murder of crows

an exaltation of doves

a charm of finches

congress of owls

a cackle of tuis

a cacophony of kookaburras

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 Parliament

With thanks to Judith Smith.  And yes, I did make up the cackle of tuis and cacophony of kookaburras.

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