This came to CR via e-mail today and I wanted to share the wit.
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 witticisms just write themselves, don’t they?