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 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. - Powell

2 American Football

When almost the whole time is spent with the ball in their hands. Honorable mentions on this list go to Rugby football and Australian Rules Football however I went with American Football because these other sports do have a little more importance of using the feet and the football at the end is starting to become less used with them usually just being called Rugby or Aussie Rules. - Powell

3 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. - Powell

4 The Western World

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. - Powell

5 90 Mile Beach in New Zealand

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

6 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. - Powell

7 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. - Powell

8 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). - Powell

9 Koala Bears

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 - Powell

10 Public Housing

The Contenders

11 The Justice Department

Well... You know... - Khurxoc

12 TheTopTens

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. - Powell

13 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.

In case anyone doesn't get what Powell means, "grande" is Spanish for big, which is... ironic in this case. - Bammer73

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

14 Nine Track Mind - Charlie Puth

This album has 12 tracks. - Powell

15 Jumbo Shrimp

Can someone explain this one is it because Shrimp also implies small making it an oxymoron. - Powell

16 Victoria's Secret

The brand and associated show are extremely well known. - Powell

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