During the first months of 2014 this was all over Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, among various other sites; “Did you know that a large group of baboons is called a congress? That explains a lot now, doesn’t it?”. Well, it does. And it sounds awesome for sure, but is it true?
English is a very accessible language. We can put “the” before any common noun, and that’s it. Speakers of many other languages are busy sorting out whether a word is male, neutral or female and then choose the correct determiner. In terms of the name, languages seem to disagree. The Latin word “Luna” is female. […]