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

We hold these semi-animal meetings. - Archie Bunker

Only dead fish swim with the stream. - Unknown

Why buy a cow if you can get the milk for free. - English Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. - Groucho Marx

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

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

If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens? - Seymour Cray

The dent in his car is hardly cold and he's coming over here to claim his pound of fish. - Archie Bunker

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

You can't fly with the owls by night and expect to keep up with the eagles during the day. - Unknown

Therefore, it is necessary to be a fox to discover the snares and a lion to terrify the wolves. - Niccolo Machiavelli

A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it. - Groucho Marx

Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor. - Helen Rowland

When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers. - Imelda Marcos

I'm going to the Colonel next. I'm gonna get a big bucket of chicken chests and smashed potatoes. - Archie Bunker

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

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

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

There are a zillion variables to a hamburger. What part of the animal went into it. What coarseness. What temperature. - Danny Meyer

I could dance with you till the cows come home...
on second thought, I'll dance with the cows till you come home. - Groucho Marx

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox. - Francois Truffaut

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. - Napoleon Bonaparte

You are Mr. Owl. I am Ms. Hummingbird. We may come from different species but as long as you're a bird, I'm a bird too. - Glad Munaiseche

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

Only when the last tree has withered, and the last fish caught, and the last river been poisoned, will we realize we cannot eat money. - Cree Proverb

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein

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


see also   Animal  &  Government  Sections
Animal Groups
Animal Life Spans
Genetic Science
What Animals Dream Of

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