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!
You just can’t make this stuff up.
“Life’s tough . . . it’s even tougher if you’re stupid.” — John Wayne
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. — Mark Twain
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. — John Adams
(Courtesy of Dr. David Goldenberg.)