12 Inaccurately Named Everyday Things

12 Inaccurately Named Everyday Things

What's in a name? A lot of confusion, actually. For instance, gypsum doesn't get its due for its iconic place in the classroom. Learn more about that and 11 other confusing names within the English language.

French Fries

French Fries The most common theory is that the perfect form of potato was actually created in Belgium. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Clothes Iron

Clothes Iron ste Contemporary irons can be made of many materials, but most commonly they are made from plastic, aluminum, and steel. CRACKED.COM

Source: MadeHow


Chalk What we normally refer to as chalk nowadays is actually gypsum because it's more common and easier to work with than actual chalk. CRACKED.COM

Source: USRA


Jellyfish Strangely enough, the jelly part of the name is more accurate since they are gelatinous. Jellyfish aren't fish, since fish are vertebrates. These invertebrates belong to the group cnidarians. CRACKED.COM

Source: Smithsonian

Hawaiian Pizza

Hawaiian Pizza Hawaiian pizza was created by a Greek immigrant in Ontario, Canada. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

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