The English language has some wonderfull collective nouns for the various groups of animals and people:
We are all familiar with
a School of fish
and a Gaggle of geese.
However, less widely known is:
a Pride of lions,
a Gaggle of women a Herd of cows,
a Flock of chickens,
a Rope of onions
a Balance of Accountants
a Bevy of Alcoholics ( I honestly thought it belonged to beauties!)
a Clutch of Breasts ( respond ladies…..)
a Linkage of webmasters
a Break of Winds (fart chamber ad?)
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 Congress 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 PARLIAMENT OF BABOONS!
I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out from our Parliament, yah?
You just can’t make this stuff up.
But the Whistler and I made up this one after some abrasive argument over brunch…….
How about a table of misfits?
You ARE invariably the COMPANY you keep!
The Whistler wanted REJECTS instead of MISFITS.
But I said they are not rejected….a supposedly “reputable” lawyer did not reject these misfits.
The Whistler paid for brunch and fishing out something from his pocket saying,”You pick up the drinks tab and you get this piece of paper.”
The IGP recently called together former Police Chiefs and gave them these SB intelligence report for their consideration and feedback:
No hope of gaining Penang and Kelantan from Opposition
Kedah 50/50 (first figure Pakatan)
Perak will go back ROYALLY to Pakatan
Johor – close with edge for incumbent. Jui Meng may spoil things for Pakatan.
Terengganu – no info yet.
Malacca remains BN
Pahang playing Russian roulette with Lynas.
Singapore Intelligence, says the Whistler gives Pakatan a big plus for GE13
Military Intelligence – NA as they are busy buying arms.HERE