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मंगलवार, 3 जुलाई 2012

Groups in English

WORD POWER & VOCABULARY: Anthropomorphic Nouns!

 groups in English 

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      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 fishes, 

- a Gaggle of geeses.

- and a Pride of lions,

However, less widely known is:

- 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 Congress 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 Parliament


- I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Parliament. 


Is in't it Very, very funny

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