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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, a parliament 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 Congress!

I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington .


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