Congress of Baboons

October 31st, 2008

According to Wikipedia, “the collective noun for baboons is commonly troop or congress”. Not very flattering to the military or legislators ain’t it?

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  • chicadedios25

    That is rather funny Senor. You had me gigglin at work and my coworkers looked at me like I was crazy.

    I would like to see some of these congressmen spend one day in the ER with the high caliber citizens we see on a daily basis.

  • Aaron Ortiz

    I’m glad you liked it, chica!

  • chicadedios25

    If you want a good laugh read my post about Carlos’ dumb criminal act or just some of the comments that people left about the situation.

  • Herman

    Ha! Baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously
    aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. SO

    • Aaron Ortiz

      Yeah…the most interesting thing about this post, is that it’s THE most popular post on this blog. It got 1,533 unique visitors last month alone. 

  • DF14

    A “congress” of baboons is not correct!!  It is either a troop or sometimes a group of baboons is called a rumpus.  Congress makes for a good laugh maybe but is WRONG.

    • Aaron Ortiz

      Well, it seems you’re right. The Wikipedia entry I based this post on has been corrected now. But if you go to Google US, and type “congress of”… in the search box, it still shows “Congress of baboons” as a suggestion. That’s how I originally wrote this entry. A wierd thing is that, according to Merriam Webster’s online definition, one of the meanings of congress is: coitus!

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