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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