Friday, June 22, 2012
A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS!
ANTHROPOMOPHIC NOUNS: 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, and a "Congress 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 "Parliament". A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS! I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out from the Parliament! You just can’t make this stuffs up.A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS!