Anthropomorphic Nouns

Explaining things that come out of Washington

How would you describe different groups of animals?


We’re all familiar with a Herd of Cows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Herd of Cows

a Flock of Chickens
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Flock of Chickens

a School of Fish
Anthropomorphic Nouns - School of Fish

a Gaggle of Geese
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Gaggle of Geese

a Pride of Lions
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Pride of Lions

a Murder of Crows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Murder of Crows

an Exaltation of Doves
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Exaltation of Doves

a Parliament of Owls
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Parliament of Owls

Now consider a group of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - group of Baboons

Baboons 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!

a Congress of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Congress of Baboons

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington

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I'm an early-morning owl. - Patrick Wilson

There's always a bigger fish. - Qui-Gon Jinn

Only dead fish swim with the stream. - Unknown

Friccastewing a chicken on the hotplate - Archie Bunker

He who has no falcon must hunt with an owl. - Danish Proverb

The buffalo is a surprisingly stupid animal. - Ellsworth Huntington

You know why fish are so thin? They eat fish. - Jerry Seinfeld

The crow that mimics a cormorant gets drowned. - Japanese Proverb

One man's goose is another man's dander. - Archie Bunker

Love is the net where hearts are caught like fish. - Muhammad Ali

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched. - Aesop

When spiderwebs unite, they can halt even the lion. - African Proverb

I was born a jackdaw - why should I try to be an owl? - Ogden Nash

What's good for the goose is good for the gander. - English Proverb

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. - Gloria Steinem

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me. - William Shakespeare

What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant? - George Carlin

I'm definitely an animal lover, and I stand up for all animals' rights. - Laura Mennell

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers

A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time. - Marjorie Johnson

I'm kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a very powerful, mythical animal. - Yoko Ono

I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world. - Katy Perry

Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians, except for the occasional mountain lion steak. - Ted Nugent

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. - Mark Twain

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. - Will Rogers

My brother thinks he's a chicken.
We don't talk him out of it because we need the eggs. - Groucho Marx

It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand. They don't wrap fish in our work. - Hugh N Jacobsen

Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don't tell them where they know the fish. - Mark Twain

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress. - Ronald Reagan

The tiger, he come up with the tigeress. The lion, he come up with the lionette. The zebra, he come up with the zeberelle. - Archie Bunker

When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm. - Unknown

I love lean meats like chicken, turkey. I'm obsessed with sushi and fish in general. I eat a lot of veggies and hummus. - Shawn Johnson

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. - Oscar Wilde

I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house-top. - Bible

It's better to swim in the sea below
Than to swing in the air and feed the crow,
Says jolly Ned Teach of Bristol. - Benjamin Franklin

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. - John Adams

A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing. - Muhammad Ali

Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it's doing in the Maritimes. - Tommy Douglas

Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life; all other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying about it. - Robert Brault

Take two turkeys, one goose, four cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you'll duck soup for the rest of your life. - Groucho Marx


see also   Animal  &  Government  Sections
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What Animals Dream Of

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19-Jul-2018