"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!"
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It is a myth that a group of baboons is called a "Congress." There was a political email chain that circulated a few years ago that made this claim. A "congress" can be a meeting or session of any ...
A group of baboons is called a troop. Baboons typically live in groups of 30 to 100 individuals, and the troops have complex social hierarchies. Males dominate rivals with shows of physical force. Grooming is an important social activity for baboons, and they spend hours on it daily.
A collective of baboons is not called a Congress, this is a joke someone made about 5 years or more ago and went semi-viral. The term of venery for baboons is a troop.
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.
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.
It is nice to see that there is still interest for this page and the blog. I am posting this for two reasons: one is that i am working on a broader follow-up project for Congress of Baboons, which won't continue in its present ( well, past ) form.
Chain e-mail claims that when baboons congregate, it's called a 'congress.' By C. Eugene Emery Jr. on Monday, January 2nd, 2012 at 9:33 a.m.
Recent Examples on the Web. The Vagabond Club The scarlet windows and doorway on the exterior of this Art Deco building only hint at what's inside: a golden rhino, a floor-to-ceiling bronze tree, a baboon (sculpture) overseeing the bar. — Audrey Phoon, Condé Nast Traveler, "25 Best Hotels in Singapore," 28 Feb. 2018 Other scientists have identified grief in female baboons by analyzin...