These examples of 'Misnomers'
were reported in The Guardian newspaper in February 2006. These words are both informative and amusing: 1. Arabic numerals originated in India. 2. The Peanut is a legume, [i.e.
fruit/vegetable] not a nut. 3. Tin cans and tin foil are constructed from aluminium, not tin. 4. Madison Square Garden, USA is not square (nor is it a garden). 5. Danish pastries were invented in
Austria. 6. Dry cleaning uses a fluid called naphtha. 7. Pencil lead - pencils use graphite and not lead. 8. The Koala bear is a marsupial and not a bear. 9. Panama hats originate from Ecuador, not
Panama. 10. The word Asteroid means '
and they are small planets. 11. The Turkey is native to America and is named for its resemblance to a bird native to Africa. 12. The People's
Republic of Korea. [Think about it; particularly if you live there]
Warning - Dangerous Place to Drink
pub/restaurant in Bray, Berkshire, UK has an extremely low ceiling and front door. As you enter the premises there is a sign which reads: 'Duck or
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