Is it a group of baboons or a Congress?

Is it a group of baboons or a Congress?

In contrast, "troop of baboons" produced 393 hits. The e-mail claiming that a group of baboons is known as a congress states the claim as fact and tickles our sense of irony at a time when the U.S. Congress’ approval rating is about 16 percent or lower. But the correct term is a "troop."

What is a large group of baboons called?

A group of baboons is called a “troop,” not a “congress.” The viral image features a picture of several dozen baboons sitting in the snow. “Did you know that a large group of baboons is called a congress?” reads text included in the photo. “That explains a lot now, doesn’t it!”

Is a Congress a group of salamanders?

From the context above, it is clear that a congress is a group of salamanders, ravens or crows. What a congress isn’t however is a large gatherings of baboons as popularised by different kinds of memes all over the internet. The proper collective noun for dozens or even hundreds of baboons is a ‘troop’ or ‘flange’.

Is a gathering of baboons a’Congress’?

The last time Congress decided to take a break from its break was in the summer of 2005 when lawmakers returned to Washington just long enough to pass legislation authorizing aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina. But the fact remains that a gathering of baboons is not a "congress."