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Forum topic by Pete Mohr posted 08-30-2011 01:59 PM 992 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pete Mohr

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08-30-2011 01:59 PM

The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns
for groups of animals. There is a Pride of lions, a Murder of crows (as well
as their cousins the rooks and ravens), a School of fish, an Exaltation of
doves and, presumably because they look so wise, a Parliament of owls.

Now consider the baboon. The loudest, most dangerous and viciously
aggressive of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a
group of baboons – a Congress.

Sometimes the jokes just write themselves….........


-- "Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." -Anatole France

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#1 posted 08-30-2011 02:10 PM

Trust us…..we’re working for YOU ;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 08-30-2011 02:12 PM

That’s a gross insult to baboons!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 08-30-2011 05:38 PM

I tried desperately to think of a witty collective noun for woodworkers, but all I could come up with is:

A Double-Measure of woodworkers

(as in the adage about cutting once! )


A Cabinet of joiners

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#4 posted 09-03-2011 04:46 AM

A forest of carvers?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 09-03-2011 06:23 AM

a fiefdom of festoolers

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#6 posted 09-03-2011 06:33 AM

A Load of Lumberjocks.

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