Remember this famous quote by Marilyn Monroe - “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”? Just that Marilyn Monroe never said it, Bette Midler did.
Most of the things we commonly use today are named in a way that is easily misleading. Did you ever think of questioning the 'French' in 'French fries'? I mean, given the way we attribute these things to a country, who would have thought of cross checking whether or not they actually have anything to do with that country.
Here's a list: