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Collective Nouns That Most People Don't Bother To Know Their Meaning

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

We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, Flock of chicken, School of fish, Gaggle of geese, A Pride of lions

However, less widely known is a Murder of crows (as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens), An Exaltation of doves (presumably because they look so wise)and A Congress 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

What is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?

Believe it or not a collection of Baboons is called a parliament of baboons

Of course a parliament pretty much explains everything doesn't it?

There are so many other collective nouns that most people assume to know their meaning or rather don't bother to check them out.

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