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I understand a gaggle of geese
but a conclave of cardinals?

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Well, you're ahead of me. I don't even understand a gaggle of geese! It sounds like the geese all have little gags over the beaks. As far as a conclave of cardinals, is that like the Bat Cave? Lol!

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It was a play on words...
those electing the new Pope
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I know! I was super sleepy then and should have indicated that I knew what you meant! Lol, but thanks for explaining! :)
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I also wonder who makes up these phrases, most make no sense. Just like a group of crows is called a murder of crows, what????

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Good morning! It was a play on words
Those meeting to elect the new Pope
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Ohhhhhhh, that was brilliant. It's way too early for my mind to absorb your wit. I'll be ready when I have my second cup of coffee.
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I considered waiting til later to ask it for that very reason.. but I couldn't... :)
YOU I'm sure would have picked up on it I'm sure! Enjoy your coffee!
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I'm a big fan of crows..
The murder of crows phrase ...
I've always found interesting too
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English is crazy! I lived in the UK and I needed a translator half the time I was there... A gaggle of geese? A murder of crows? Whats next, a pinch of finch? Then theres the ole' "pick a peck"...? What the heck is a peck...?
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2 pecks make a kenning and 4 pecks make a bushel. A peck is a dry volume measure. Just more obsolete and archaic ways to measure.
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