Illogical English #1

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English isn’t always logical!

(The animal above, by the way, is a guinea pig)

However, some words had a more logical origin. “Hamburger”, for example, was named after its city of origin, Hamburg, and not named after the meat. This is more confusing when British call a hamburger without the bread a “beefburger”. Americans tend to call it a hamburger patty.

Can you find more English words that contain incorrect or bewildering descriptions?

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