Common Misnomers

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

Updated Dec 1, 2014

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

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