Common Misnomers

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

Featured Dec 1, 2014

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

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