Common Misnomers

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

Updated Dec 1, 2014

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

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