With apologies to Baboons

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    With apologies to Baboons

    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!

    A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!
    That pretty much explains the things that
    come out of Washington !

    You just can't make this stuff up.
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    Yeah, Baboons pretty much sums it up.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    Me thinks that was named that way on purpose...

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    ...also fits the top banana well...
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    Coincidence? i think not!!
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    A conspiracy of ravens. <---- Coolest group name ever.
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    My dad always said Congress was full of baboons. He just seems to get wiser and wiser, even in death.
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    So good I had to share it, thanks for the laughs..
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    Re: With apologies to Baboons

    I like it... Sure wish it was true..

    Google it, and the first three or so hits will confirm it....

    But go to a dictionary, like say, The Oxford dictionary, and find a group of baboons is called a troop...

    That however, does not mean that we don't suffer under a Congress of baboons... We do... But to call a troop of baboons a congress is to insult the baboons.
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    Rats!
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    I suppose

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    ...depends on who you ask...this source says congress of baboons, troop of monkeys...

    Collective Nouns

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    Also isn't it referred to as a pantload of politicians? Can someone factcheck me on that?
    It's kind of like how some people have a sudden and insatiable desire to talk about vampires after the Twilight series became popular, except zombies are much less gay and more likely to exist one day

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