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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:48 PM

Did you know that a large group of baboons is called a congress.



Courtesy of George Takei on FB.

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Reply Did you know that a large group of baboons is called a congress. (Original post)
dipsydoodle Nov 2012 OP
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #1
arthritisR_US Nov 2012 #2
flamingdem Nov 2012 #3
Faryn Balyncd Nov 2012 #4
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #5
Initech Nov 2012 #6
War Horse Nov 2012 #7
treestar Nov 2012 #8
Surya Gayatri Nov 2012 #9
Capt. Obvious Nov 2012 #10
woo me with science Nov 2012 #11
Jamaal510 Nov 2012 #12
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #13
valerief Nov 2012 #14
dipsydoodle Nov 2012 #15

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:50 PM

1. Doesn't it?

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:51 PM

2. Wow! Can't get any more accurate than that

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:01 PM

3. That's a bit too much information!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:01 PM

4. Actually, a "troop"...


http://www.dictionarysociety.com/2012/01/a-troop-of-baboons.html

http://www.politifact.com/rhode-island/statements/2012/jan/02/chain-email/chain-e-mail-claims-when-baboons-congregate-its-ca/

"...Hargraves could find no evidence that congress is the correct term. "Apparently someone just made it up," he said. "It has the ring of truthiness and so people like it. They do behave like the caricature of the baboons, but I think real baboons probably behave a lot better."




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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:04 PM

5. "Calling it a congress casts unfair aspersions on baboons"

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:25 PM

6. I always like the second Naked Gun movie:

Frank Drebin has crashed a tank into a zoo and a bunch of animals escaped.

Commissioner: He did what? How many animals escaped? Oh my god.
Drebin: Good evening Commissioner. You look lovely.
Commissioner: Do you realize that because of you this city is being overrun by baboons?
Drebin: Isn't that the fault of the voters? *rimshot*

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:43 PM

7. Yes. I watch Steven Fry's show QI :)

Full eps available on youtube, btw

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:48 PM

8. No, no, no

1 useless man is a disgrace
2 useless men are a law firm
3 or more are called a Congress

And I have had this Congress!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:58 PM

9. Who knew? Bwaahaaaaa!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:00 PM

10. And a few crows trying to get together is attempted murder

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:01 PM

11. That's an insult to baboons. nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:14 PM

12. I.R. Baboon isn't happy about this.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:18 PM

13. That's a factoid I'll put to good use...too funny.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:31 PM

14. Holy crap. A spot-on collective term. Also, for the GOP, a crash of elephants

applies quite well, too, don't you think?

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Response to valerief (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:34 PM

15. Yes - they can't even form an orderly line



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