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

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We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School of fish and a Gaggle of geese.

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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.

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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!

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I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington
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That is great, Foggy!
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Thanks, I kinda thought an English lesson was in order!
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That's even better than the definition of "politics". poli meaning many and tics meaning bloodsucking creatures.
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I always like the term Parasites to describe politicians. A blood sucking animal that lives off the host.
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