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People Are Describing Their Country Without Using The Name

July 9, 2021 9.7k votes 723 voters 12.0k views42 items

List RulesVote up the cleverest descriptions that put the nation in summation.

A whole lot of countries cover this planet. Most have complicated histories and national identities that could fill many a textbook. But leave it to the internet to boil all that complexity down to one comment. The denizens of Reddit have cleverly managed to sum up their home country without using the name, though some might be more obvious to foreigners than others.

Sometimes it's the famous national food, while in other instances it's the unique geography, but these descriptions cut to the core of each country's reputation. Vote up the most accurate descriptions of nations from around the world. 

  • From Redditor u/crzybrzy:

    A prince want[s] to send you money but needs your card details.

    394
    15
    Sums it up?
  • From Redditor u/XxC0SMICxX:

    Dead people wrapped in toilet paper.

    370
    18
    Sums it up?
  • From Redditor u/Alopex22:

    IKEA.

    322
    12
    Sums it up?
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    Japan

    From Redditor u/rikiyak:

    Anime, sushi, technology...

    304
    10
    Sums it up?