A lesson in English collective nouns

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This has been a rough week so I thought it was time for a little light humor.

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 group of baboons is called a Congress!

God had the New Testament written primarily in Greek because it was the most common language of the then-known world. It also contains shades and nuances of meanings that other languages do not have.

The English word love has three Greek words to convey it's full meaning:

Agape [uh-GAH-pay].
This is God's love for us and our love for God.

Philos [FEE-loss].
This is fellowship love we have for our friends.

Eros [AIR-oss].
This is sexual love between husband and wife.


But calling a loud, dangerous, jabbering, bunch of baboons a Congress is hard to beat in any language!
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