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

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