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 got bigger fish to fly - Archie Bunker

All men are equal before fish. - Herbert Hoover

Sacred cows make the best hamburger. - Mark Twain

When the owl sings, the night is silent. - Charles de Leusse

Early in the morning when the crows cock. - Archie Bunker

Fish and visitors stink after three days. - Benjamin Franklin

A woman needs a man like a fish needs a net. - Cynthia Heimel

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

In Congress, it's all pork, all the time. - Jim Cooper

You can't hatch chickens from fried eggs. - German Proverb

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

We can dance on pinheads till the cows come home. - Alastair Campbell

Would a lion cheat on his wife? No, but a Tiger Would. - Unknown

A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial. - Thomas Fuller

Change is like a charging cow. Don't ignore it - milk it. - Andrew Leigh

Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens. - African Proverb

You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think. - Milton Berle

Alone and warming his five wits, the white owl in the belfry sits. - Lord Alfred Tennyson

Sharks are the lions of the sea. They glamorize the oceanic glory. - Munia Khan

If you want chicken soup, you've got to put a chicken in the pot. - Joe Segal

It was so windy that one of our chickens laid the same egg four times. - Unknown

You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans. - Tom Robbins

Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling. - Andre Gide

A goose flies by a chart the Royal Geographical Society could not improve. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Yesterday I told a chicken to cross the road. It said, "what for?" - Steven Wright

Is this chicken or is this fish? I know it's tuna but it says chicken of the sea. - Jessica Simpson

And they bought an Owl, and a useful Cart,
And a pound of Rice, and a Cranberry Tart. - Edward Lear

Often, the human animal dresses terror in rage, and expresses both in a way unlike either. - Julius Lester

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

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

You don't go walking into the proverbial lion's den lightly. You start with a good breakfast. - Jim Butcher

If I don't work, I'll be sitting on the couch watching TV, eating popcorn and getting like a cow. - Celia Cruz

Give a man a fish and you have fed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime. - Chinese Proverb

He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. - John W. Rochester

Any processed chicken from any place - I'll order it in a heartbeat. I'm very picky about my pork, though. - David Chang

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. - Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

I'm pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10 year old with a Hershey bar and crows feet. - Amy Neftzger


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18-Apr-2019