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


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

Tin Foil

Tin foil In the early 20th century, most foil that was produced was made from tin. When aluminum foil was introduced, it was an instant hit as it was cheaper to produce and didn't make things taste like tin. The name has stuck in certain areas, even if the metal hasn't. CRACKED.COM

Source: Mental Floss

Hawaiian Pizza

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

Source: BBC

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