Subj: DID YOU KNOW
A Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens
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 Congress!
I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington !
You just can't make this stuff up.
Bravo,Katii. I think you just invented a new game. Let's call it "What Else Can We Call Them?" Here's my first offering.
A Conglomerate of (in)justices:
I renamed the highest court in the land the "Supreme Court of Injustice" a few years ago
I also renamed the nation's "Capitol Hill"...
Rename the FDA - Financial Underwriters for Comprehensively Killing Us Slowly
(check out that acronym)
US Supreme Court: Supreme Court Reviled Edicts Working to Undermine the Potential of 50 States.
They get that one for Citizen's United.
You are really good at this Angelica. Now come up with some good one's for EPA and FEMA.
Thank you, Laura. You are very kind.
This one's for you:
EPA - Enviro Prostitutes At-large
Give me a bit to think of a really deserving one for FEMA (what the hell is it that they do besides tie things up with red tape?).
FEMA - Federal Emissaries for Mind-f**king America
That's the best I've got. Anybody else?
Environmental Pimps Anonymous?
Perfect, Nancy. Too perfect.
you guys crack my up
FEMA - Federal End of Meaningful Assitance.
FDA - F*cking Double-crossing A**holes
Katii wins... for FEMA. The end of meaningful assistance. Brilliant. Wish there was a T in there so we could insult them over those Katrina trailers with no electricity.
Military Industrial Complex MIC
Macchiavellian Industry Chimps?