Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Groups of Animals...

Did you know that in the English language, groups of animals are referred to various names other than just adding an "s" to the end of things or calling them a group.
For example, a group of....

ants is called a colony or an army or swarm
apes is called shrewdness
baboons is called a flange, congress or tribe
badgers is called a colony or cete
bats is called a cloud
bears is called a sleuth or a sloth
beavers is called lodge
bees is called a swarm or a hive or grist or flight
birds is called congregation, dissimulation, flight, flock, or volery
butterflies is called rabble or swarm
cats is called a clowder or a clutter or a glaring
chickens is called a brood or a flock
cows is called a herd
crows is called a murder
dogs is called a pack
dolphins is called a school
ducks is called a raft, brace, flock, flush, team or paddling
fish is called a run, school or shoal
foxes is called a troop or an earth
frogs is called an army or colony
goat is called a flock or herd
kangaroos is called a mob or troop
lions is called a pride
monkeys is called a troop
owls is called a parliament
penguin is called a colony
seals is called harem, crash, colony, pod, team, rookery, spring pr bob
sheep is called a flock
swine is called a drift or sounder
tigers is called a streak
turtles is called a bale

Interesting.....

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