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There's A Fascinating Reason Why We Have Funny Names For Groups Of Animals

There's A Fascinating Reason Why We Have Funny Names For Groups Of Animals

Strange terms for groups of animals—like a murder of crows or a skulk of foxes—date back to the 15th century. But while we've stopped using many words from that era—you won't find internet commenters calling each other "bobolynes" these days—most of these animal words stuck around. Why? The video below suggests one pretty touching reason for it.

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