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Post time 2012-1-8 05:09:27 |Display all floors
This post was edited by sansukong at 2012-1-8 04:14

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

We are all familiar with a...........


<ATT00010.jpg>   herd of cows,


<ATT00013.jpg>   a flock of chickens,

<ATT00016.jpg>   a school of fish

<ATT00019.jpg> a gaggle of geese.

<ATT00022.jpg>  and a pride of lions ....


However, less widely known is:


<ATT00025.jpg>   a murder of crows



<ATT00028.jpg>  (as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),


<ATT00031.jpg>   an exaltation of doves and .....


presumably because they look so wise:

<ATT00034.jpg>   a parliament of owls.



<ATT00037.jpg>  Now consider a group of Baboons.
They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious,
most viciously aggressive and sex-perverted of all primates ......
And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?


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Believe it or not .... A Congress!


<ATT00040.jpg>  A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!



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Post time 2014-5-5 22:01:30 |Display all floors
a colony of bees .a bunch of keys . a troupe of monkeys etc
Its raining in Gz now just indoors

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Post time 2014-5-5 22:04:33 |Display all floors
What about a parliament of birds ?
Its raining in Gz now just indoors

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Post time 2014-8-25 14:26:50 |Display all floors
jordan_c_fan Post time: 2014-8-24 07:04
It should be the "United Stay of Baboons" !!!!

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Post time 2017-3-14 19:36:33 |Display all floors
Yes, you are correct with your collective nouns!
This is great!

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Post time 2017-3-14 20:14:57 |Display all floors
SimaYi Post time: 2014-8-25 14:26

So, it will become, 'USB' ?
Perhaps, it will be a new phrase for senece, who explained that, 'US' is A PHRASE!

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