[Humor] Fwd: Knowledge of English

John Kater kater.john at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 11:17:32 HKT 2017


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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
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<http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/herd-of-cows.jpg>Herd of
cows,

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<http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/flock-of-chickens.........jpeg>Flock
of chickens,

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<http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/school-of-fish.jpeg>School
of fish

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<http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/gaggle-of-geese.jpeg>And a
Gaggle of geese, and



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<http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/pride-of-lions.jpeg>A
Pride of lions.

However, less widely known is:
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<http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/murder-of-crows.jpg>A
Murder of crows

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<http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/exaltation-of-doevs.jpg>An
Exaltation of doves

And, presumably because they look so wise:
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<http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/parliament-of-owls.jpg>A
Congress of owls.

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<http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/baboons.jpg>
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 Parliament

YEP....A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS!  Pretty much explains everything doesn't it?
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<dd>The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective
nouns for the various groups of animals. <br>

</dd><dd>We are all familiar with a<br>

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<a href="http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/flock-of-chickens.........jpeg" target="_blank">
<img src="cid:7.1.0.9.0.20170302064209.03b31ec0 at pldtdsl.net.10" width="275" height="183" alt="Description:"> </a></dd><dd>Flock of chickens, <br>
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<a href="http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/school-of-fish.jpeg" target="_blank">
<img src="cid:7.1.0.9.0.20170302064209.03b31ec0 at pldtdsl.net.11" width="269" height="187" alt="Description:"> </a></dd><dd>School of fish <br>
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<a href="http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/gaggle-of-geese.jpeg" target="_blank">
<img src="cid:7.1.0.9.0.20170302064209.03b31ec0 at pldtdsl.net.12" width="181" height="278" alt="Description:"> </a></dd><dd>And a Gaggle of geese, and <br><br>
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<a href="http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/pride-of-lions.jpeg" target="_blank">
<img src="cid:7.1.0.9.0.20170302064209.03b31ec0 at pldtdsl.net.13" width="262" height="193" alt="cid:image026.jpg at 01D1F89F.0D773620"> </a></dd><dd>A Pride of lions. <br>
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</dd><dd>However, less widely known is:<br>

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<a href="http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/murder-of-crows.jpg" target="_blank">
<img src="cid:7.1.0.9.0.20170302064209.03b31ec0 at pldtdsl.net.14" width="300" height="209" alt="Description:">
</a>A Murder of crows <br>
<br>

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<a href="http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/exaltation-of-doevs.jpg" target="_blank">
<img src="cid:7.1.0.9.0.20170302064209.03b31ec0 at pldtdsl.net.15" width="223" height="226" alt="Description:"> </a></dd><dd>An Exaltation of doves <br>
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</dd><dd>And, presumably because they look so wise:<br>

</dd><dd>
<a href="http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/parliament-of-owls.jpg" target="_blank">
<img src="cid:7.1.0.9.0.20170302064209.03b31ec0 at pldtdsl.net.16" width="287" height="176" alt="Description:"> </a></dd><dd>A Congress of owls. <br>
<br>

</dd><dd><a href="http://thefamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/baboons.jpg" target="_blank">
<img src="cid:7.1.0.9.0.20170302064209.03b31ec0 at pldtdsl.net.17" width="275" height="183" alt="Description:">
</a><br>

</dd><dd>Now consider a group of Baboons. <br>

</dd><dd>They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all
primates... </dd><dd>
<br>

</dd><dd>And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
<br><br>
<br>

</dd><dd>Believe it or not … A Parliament<br>
<br>

</dd><dd>YEP....A PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS!  Pretty much explains everything
doesn't it?<br>

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