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    1. If people from Poland are called "Poles" why aren't people from Holland called "Holes?" (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Is Communist China technologically underdeveloped because they have no alphabet and therefore cannot use acronyms to communicate ideas at a faster rate? (Contributed by rlous)
    3. Does China have an "America Town?" (Contributed by Eldridge Scales)
    4. Where is Old Zealand? (Contributed by Julie's Place)
    5. What do people in Greece say when they don't understand something? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    6. What does the Swiss Army do with all those knives? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    7. Do they have so few shootings in Iceland because everybody who lives there has to wear so many layers of clothing the bullets can't penetrate? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    8. In France do they play scrabble with French letters? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    9. Where do the Irags' get all those American flags that they are always burning on TV? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    10. What do people in France say when they swear? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    11. Is the biggest problem in Australia getting rid of unwanted boomerangs? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    12. Ten years from now do you think there will be a Soviet Reunion? (Contributed by Wolf)
    13. If the singular of GEESE is GOOSE shouldn't a Portuguese person be called a Portugoose? (Contributed by Richard Standing)
    14. Won't the Irish government always be wealthy since it's capital is always Dublin? (Contributed by Nancy Carson)
    15. The sun rises every morning but since it never sets on the British Empire doesn't the sky get awfully crowded? (Contributed by Letitia Yao)
    16. Why is it that in the movies the Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris? (Contributed by Emma Grant)
    17. Is the reason why Switzerland always remains neutral in wars because they think their Army Knives would be useless against heavy artillery? (Contributed by Paul P.)
    18. Do you think the two things the Scottish people will always be famous for are their whisky and their tape? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    19. If the poles repel do Polish people repel other Polish people? (Contributed by Angela Trana)
    20. The same country that makes Hyundai and Kia now wants to build a nuclear reactor. Don't you think they should master the internal combustion engine first? (Contributed by Keith Sullivan)
    21. Do people in Australia call the rest of the world 'up over'? (Contributed by Mike Dahl)
    22. If the former ruler of Russia and his wife were called Tsar and Tsarina were their children called Tsardines? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    23. After playing the game 'UNO' have you ever wondered whether Spanish people play a game called 'one'? (Contributed by Kurt Lidtke)
    24. If you ask a Roman to put you up for the night will you be crucified? (Contributed by RWP)
    25. Why do you get in Dutch if you do something that you shouldn't have? How come you never get in English or German Spanish or Italian? Were the Dutch such bad people? (Contributed by Pat Walter)
    26. In 1949 the country of Siam changed its name to Thailand. So how come we still call them Siamese Twins? Shouldn't we be now calling them Thaimese Twins? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    27. You know that little guy on the mens' washroom door and the girl with the skirt on the womens' washroom door well what do they use in Scotland? You know with the kilts and all. (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    28. If you went out for Chinese Food in China would you just call it 'Food'? (Contributed by Niki Boyle)
    29. What is a danish called in Denmark? (Contributed by dcoble)
    30. Can you really dig your way to China? Has anyone ever successfully done this? (Contributed by Lisa Hall)
    31. Is it still a foreign country to those who live there? (Contributed by Mark Bakke)
    32. Do little kids in China try to dig holes so deep they'll get all the way to America? (Contributed by Melpatch)
    33. Where exactly is the Middle East? And if we call it the Middle East, why don't we call east of it the East East and west of it the West East? (Contributed by D.T.)
    34. If someone succeeded in digging a hole to China, wouldn't they be upside-down and fall out of the hole? (Contributed by I'll be a Monkey Zunkle)
    35. They say that man descended from apes, right? But didn't the Welsh come from Wales? (Contributed by Dick Shuster)
    36. Do you think the motivation for the British to colonize so much of the world was because they were just looking for a decent meal? (Contributed by Martha Harrison)
    37. If a German has a pet parrot, does the parrot say 'Polly want a cracker' in German? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    38. Do people in Scotland play Hopscotch? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    39. Do people in the Eastern Hemisphere ever get tired of living in the 'Old Country'? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    40. Everybody refers to the Far East and the Middle East, right? So how come nobody refers to the Near East? (Contributed by Don F.)
    41. Why do they call Greenland 'Greenland' when its all ice? And Iceland 'Iceland' when its all green? (Contributed by Cam)
    42. Is a female in Kuwait called a Kuwaitress? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    43. If you lived in Siberia and you wronged the Russian government, where would they send you? (Contributed by T.M.)
    44. Where do people in China say when they see a huge hole? Do they say that the hole goes all the way to America? (Contributed by Alex)
    45. Do Dutch people always split the bill? (Contributed by C.T.)
    46. If people from Ireland are Irish and people from England are English, shouldn’t people from Greenland be Greenish? (Contributed by TW)
    47. Isn't Caucasia a region of land on Asia's border with Europe, including countries like Georgia, Armenia, and Iran? Why, then, are all European-Americans called "Caucasian" when many of them aren't from the region at all? Isn't that like calling all Asian-Americans "Chinese" or all Central/South Americans "Mexican"? (Contributed by MW)
    48. Why is it called the People's Republic Of China when China's not a republic? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    49. Why do we call Australia the "land down under" when it's above the water level? Wouldn't Atlantis be the "land down under"? (Contributed by Evaonne Hendricks)
    50. How come there's no king in the United Kingdom? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    51. In Norway, are Ford products called fiords? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    52. Do Chinese people get English sayings tattooed on their bodies? (Contributed by CT)
    53. What is a Japanese maple tree called in Japan? (Contributed by JC)
    54. Why is it that an Arab who immigrates to the United States of America from North Africa isn't an African-American and an Arab who immigrates to the United States of America from Asia's Middle East isn't an Asian-American? (Contributed by Zagros)
    55. Why are there Eurasians but not Eurafricans or Africasians? (Contributed by Zagros)
    56. Why is it that Afrikaners are not African-American when they emigrate to the United States? (Contributed by Zagros)
    57. Would a Local Area Network in Australia be called the LAN down under? (Contributed by Don F.)
    58. How can you seriously sing "White Christmas" when your home is in South Africa? (Contributed by Miguel SF)
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