Top 10 Things with the Most Misleading Names

There are several lists about different kinds of things that have misleading names animals, music artists movies etc. However I realized that there was no list of things in general that had misleading names. So yes anything goes here animals, places music as long as you can explain why the name is misleading it can go on here.
The Top Ten
1 French Fries French fries are served hot, either soft or crispy, and are generally eaten as part of lunch or dinner or by themselves as a snack, and they commonly appear on the menus of fast food restaurants. Fries in America are generally salted and are often served with ketchup; in many countries they are topped... read more

They should call it Belgian Fries since it came from Belgium and not France.

They're from Belgium, not France.

2 The United States of America

This is the most misleading country ever. How does America is united when they don't unite with other countries in both North America and South America? So, the real united states is the whole continent of Americas.

I find it funny because people from the US refer to themselves as "Americans" when the USA is the United States IN North America (or just the Americas).

Eh, I would say we are united most of the time. Just because we have political disagreements does not mean we hate each other, well some do.

3 American Football
4 The Western World

The term western world was conceived when the Soviets and the U.S. were fighting over power. The countries that supported the U.S. were classified as the Western World, even if they weren't from the western hemisphere.

Many of the countries that are considered Western countries are not geographically in the Western part of the world my country is about as far East as you can get but is still called a Western country.

5 Koala Bears The koala is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae and its closest living relatives are the wombats.

To be honest I was kind of running out of ideas here but did not want to steal from another list. Admittedly this is not always what they are called but still I have heard some children have thought that they are bears when in fact even we are more closely related to bears than they are

6 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her four-octave vocal range has received critical acclaim, and her personal life has been the subject of widespread media attention. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two Grammy... read more

In case anyone doesn't get what Powell means, "grande" is Spanish for big, which is... ironic in this case.

I kind of put her on as a joke but "Grande" is an ironic name for someone so short.

Grande means big in Spanish which is ironic because she is very small.

7 Greenland Greenland is an island country part of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Greenland is the world's largest island, it is one of the three constituent countries that form the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark and... read more

I have heard it was actually misleading on purpose because they wanted people to go there.

This is so quite ironic. Greenland is icy while Iceland is not. This is so funny.

8 Public Schools in England

These are actually schools that you have to pay to go to or what the rest of the world would call private schools.

9 Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that... read more

Same with Greenland. Iceland is not icy while Greenland is icy. Funniest names ever. They need to swap their names.

10 The American Midwest

This would seem to imply the middle of the Western United states when this region is actually mid way between East and West and primarily in the more Northern part of the country.

The Newcomers

? Seahorse Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. "Hippocampus" comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning "horse" and kampos meaning "sea monster".
The Contenders
11 Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.
12 Victoria's Secret

The brand and associated show are extremely well known.

13 TheTopTens TheTopTens is a countdown-based website founded and created in 2005 which consists of user-generated content. Visitors can vote, comment, like other comments, and view user-created remixes. Registered users can use the additional features of the site - such as creating lists, remixes, posts, messaging,... read more

You can add lists and remixes with fewer or more than ten items so what is actually significant about the number 10 on this website.

14 White Chocolate

White chocolate believe it or not isn't chocolate at all, it's just cocoa butter mixed with sugar with a bit of vanilla added.

15 90 Mile Beach in New Zealand

Can't believe I forgot it this beach is only 55 miles long.

16 The 1975 The 1975 are an English pop-rock band originating from Manchester. The group consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew "Matty" Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel.
17 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

So many of the artists included are not rock and roll be it soul, hip hop, pop or anything else it would make more sense if it was called the music hall of fame or maybe the modern (as opposed to classical) music hall of fame.

It is should be Music Hall of Fame since there are pop singers, rappers and R&B singer are inducted. Maybe in the future, Justin Bieber will be inducted in RRHF.

This is more like artist after Rock and Roll era (1949 and beyond).

18 Mark Cuban
19 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop/pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Ironically, despite that picture, they have seven members.
In fact, many say they only have one.

20 American

An American is some who lives specifically in the USA, but America ranges from Canada to the bottom of Argentina.

Maybe Canadians, Mexicans, Brazilians, Latin Americans and Jamaicans will called Americans too. It is misleading.

21 Fish

This may not make sense at first. Here is why it is misleading it implies that fish are an actual defined category. In actual fact fish are several groups of animals and some of these are actually more closely related to land dwelling vertebrates than they are to other fish.

22 Job for a Cowboy Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band's debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No.

You'd think that they are a country band when you first hear the name of the band but their are actually death metal.

23 Grammy Awards for Best Vocal Performance

This is somewhat subjective but it would seem to imply that vocals are the only factor considered in reality the winners make much more sense if it is considered to be the best song or album in general (of course that still does not mean that they always get it right).

24 Guinea Pig
25 Hundred Years' War

It has actually lasted 116 years. Similarly, the so-called 100-member gypsy orchestra in my country has about 150 members

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