Words and their meanings

Discussion in 'Politics' started by -06, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

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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, aSchool 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!
  2. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Now that does explain the whole problem in a nutshell.
    We now know why they spend all their time flinging poo at each other rather than doing their job. [dunno]
  3. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Fitting....this is what I see when I see C-SPAN

  4. NOM.ZEB

    NOM.ZEB Monkey+

    no wonder the romans were always nude lol
  5. NOM.ZEB

    NOM.ZEB Monkey+

    our mordern words do come from THEIR same latin root language
  6. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    some, not all, greek is in there too as well as a few older languages
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