Common Misnomers

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Can you separate the misnomers from the, er, nomers?

Updated Dec 1, 2014

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Is a peanut a nut?
Did the 30 years' war (in the 17th century) last for 30 years?
Is the cross on the Red Cross flag red?
Are the Everly Brothers brothers?
Are refried beans fried more than once?
Does the Marylebone Cricket Club have a cricket team?
Is a koala bear a bear?
Is a firefly a fly?
Are wellington boots named after the Duke of Wellington?
Is catgut made from cats?
Is there lead in pencil lead?
Is a karate black belt black?
Is the Red sea usually red?
Is a shooting star a star?
Is a black bean a bean?
Did the Spanish Inquisition originate from Spain?
Is a black box (flight recorder) black?
Do Panama hats originate from Panama?
Did the cor anglais (English horn) originate from England?
Is a Manx cat a cat?
Is a white rhino white?
Is Ecuador on the equator?
Does dry cleaning not use liquids?
Does horsehair come from horses?
Do frankfurters originate from Frankfurt?
Did Chinese Checkers originate from China?
Was Americium discovered in America?
Is a kiwi bird a bird?
Is a jellyfish a fish?
Is the Hubble telescope a telescope?
Are the Canary islands named after the canary bird?
Is the Monaco Grand Prix held in Monaco?

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