My Ishpeming Friend Helped Me With A New View Of Congress

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Ishpeming09/06/2011 – 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…and why is it I instantly think of our U.S. Congress?  Why that’s almost repulsive for me to make that connection.

Anyone You Recognize From Washington

Why Is This Congress Laughing At You?

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