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

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