"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!"
DEFINITION OF CONGRESS: A GROUP OF BABOONS . By Frosty Wooldridge August 25, 2011 NewsWithViews.com. The English language features an anthropomorphic collection of nouns for the various groups of animals.
That would appear to be rather obvious. Though I understand that Baboons view the term offensive and don't deserve an insult of that magnitude. They prefer a gathering of Baboons be referred to as “Informed Citizens.” I have to agree with them. Ac...
Baboon definition is - any of a genus (Papio) of large gregarious primates of Africa and southwestern Asia having a long square naked muzzle; also : any of several closely related primates.
A "congress" can be a meeting or session of any group, but the e-mail makes it clear that this is a specific term for a gathering of baboons. Merriam-Webster.com also produced negative results.
Baboons in captivity have been known to live up to 45 years, while in the wild their life expectancy is about 30 years. Relationship with humans. In Egyptian mythology, Babi was the deification of the hamadryas baboon and was therefore a sacred animal.
Intelligent Americans watch the breakdown of educational systems in their communities, but the U.S. Congress (i.e. a bunch of intellectual baboons) imports another 100,000 Somalia bush people or Mexicans by the millions into American schools to create more linguistic, educational and cultural chaos.
“A gathering of baboons is called a congress” ... If enough people write “congress of baboons”—and there are plenty of modern citations—the “error” could possibly become standard English. Wikipedia: List of collective nouns This is a list of Standard English collective nouns. The large number of collective nouns in English is ...
A group of baboons can be called a congress. Sorry, this is a fallacy started by a chain email a few years ago, the correct collective noun for Baboons is a troop.
baboon (plural baboons) An Old World monkey of the genus Papio, having dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks. 1971: Philip José Farmer, Down in the Black Gang: and others; a story collection, page 79 (Nelson Doubleday)