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, 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!
I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Via my mom:
Via reader Jim M.:
If you can answer this correctly, you can answer the question on what action to take on raising the Federal debt ceiling.
You come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup and you have sewage up to your ceilings. What do you do, raise the ceilings, or pump out the crap?