Misnomers

A misnomer is "a word or term that suggests a meaning that is known to be wrong".
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Last updated: June 8, 2014
First submittedNovember 19, 2012
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Catgut
Made from the intestines of...
Sheep
Koala Bear
Technically belong to this animal group...
Marsupial
Pencil Lead
Currently made of...
Graphite and Clay
Tin Foil
Currently made of...
Aluminum
Funny Bone
Refers to this structure in the body...
Ulnar Nerve
Guinea Pigs
Originate from this mountain range...
Andes
Velvet Ant
Is a type of...
Wasp
Peanut
Technically belongs in this plant group...
Legume
Head Cheese
Actually belongs in this food group...
Meat
Egg Cream
A drink made of seltzer, milk, and....
Chocolate Syrup
Horny Toad
Is a type of...
Lizard
French Horn
Originated in this country...
Germany
Arabic Numerals
Originated in this country...
India
Shooting Star
Is actually this astronomical body...
Meteor
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Level 35
Aug 15, 2013
You spelled aluminium incorrectly. You missed the second "i"
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Level 48
Apr 29, 2014
It's the American spelling, so don't pretend it's "incorrect". That said, I think quizmakers should take into account alternate spellings.