Common Misnomers

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

Updated Dec 1, 2014

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

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