Friday, December 21, 2007


Re: My previous post wondering what a group of chimpanzees should be called.

I don't know.

Monkeys come in a troop, cartload, tribe, barrel, band, pack, or tribe.

Gorillas come in a band.

Apes come in a shrewdness, band, or pack.

Baboons come in a congress, flange, pack, or tribe.

Monkeys fit in some of these groups and are lumped into others, but I can find no unique name for a group of them. Thus, I have chosen one.

Henceforth, a group of monkeys shall be referred to as a posse.

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