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That’s “gold” – New Zealand

Posted by lanktank on March 3, 2009

So… New Zealand, you know the country? How old does it have to be, before it’s just Zealand? I mean, come on! I’m almost sure Canada has been around for less and I don’t see a “New” in front of its name. You don’t see me talking about my “New” Nokia 5210. That’s because after 2 months it’s not considered innovative anymore but oh no, New Zealand is so special; “Ooohh look at me! I’m over 100 years old but I still want to be considered the latest country to be discovered.” How self-righteous is this?

And speaking of Canada, what is up with all the French speaking people in it? Uh, hello, France is in Europe which is on the other side of the world, get with the program. Come on, am I right or am I right?

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6 Responses to “That’s “gold” – New Zealand”

  1. Luwie said

    And which genius came up with the name South Africa… Bursting with originality! It’s in Africa. In the south. Smart.

    And Russia? Bet the guy who came up with that name was hoping she wouldn’t take too long getting ready. Get it? No? And Papua New Guinea… Well my mother knows Togo. Funny hey? Norway! How about yes-ways…

    Is this mike on?

  2. FirstChild said

    -feedback-

    [tumbleweed]

    ooh, tough crowd

    “Get off the stage”

  3. Captain Awesome said

    How about New York?

    Febraury 17, 2008 – Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia. (actual fact, i didnt make it up)
    so why isnt it known as New Kosovo?

  4. Luwie said

    Captain Awesome, that’s due to their minister, Prime Minister Ohw… or as they say over their, Kosovo.

    *Cough* *cough* *cricket*

  5. Skaaptjop said

    I never even wondered where “Zealand” was until the other day stammering in a Trivial Pursuit game.

    Turns out it’s the largest Island in Denmark and means, wait for it, waaait for it, Sea Land. Nice.

    What on earth where the Danes doing out there in the first place? How lost can you get?
    “Look at this place. It’s cold, wet and miserable but at least it’s a long way from Sweden. We’ll take it.”

  6. So the other day on wikipedia I was reading about Robben Island… did you know that ‘Robben’ actually means seal island in Dutch… really? I thought is was from all the robbin’ that was going on. (points to someone in the crowd) aaahhh he got it.
    But hey talking about that website… what do you call a witch that treats children for illnesses…. a wicker-pediatrician… huh. (1 person in the crowd chuckles) wow, that one went over your guys heads (hand gesutre of ‘going overhead’), you guys have gotta keep up with me here.

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