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There are a number of countries & continents that begin with the letter "A", but there are two that differ from the rest. Which two & how are they different?

Asked by ucme (45788points) December 15th, 2010

The answer to this is actually quite interesting…well, in a small, trivial kind of way. Care to try?

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TexasDude's avatar

Antarctica and Australia.

They are both countries as well as continents.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Well, Afghanistan is the only one that doesn’t end in “A” but I don’t know of the other. Or really, even what you’re asking.

ETA: Or what Fiddle said.

ucme's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard While that is certainly true, it’s not the smart arse…..answer i’m looking for. @JilltheTooth You’re right but wrong all at the same time, shame that.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Well,...er…how do you spell that spitty raspberry noise thing?

ucme's avatar

Calm down woman, it’s just a bit of trivia ;¬}

Fred931's avatar

Argentina and Albequerque, because I like them.

PhiNotPi's avatar

Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. Neither ends in an A.

bkcunningham's avatar

Afghanistan and Azerbaijan – all the others end with ‘A’.

bkcunningham's avatar

@PhiNotPi lol, you beat me by a split-second.

ucme's avatar

@PhiNotPi & @bkcunningham Got it spot on, congrats!! :¬)

JilltheTooth's avatar

Do I get a consolation prize for Afghanistan? I said it first!

ucme's avatar

Which is why I said you were half right, unfortunately you tripped over yourself. Shame! ;¬}

iamthemob's avatar

I like @Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard‘s answer as it covers both the countries and continents categories…

…but I don’t think that Antarctica qualifies as a country…

Kardamom's avatar

Australia (Continent and Country) and Antigua (Country) are both islands.

anartist's avatar

Afghanistan and azerbaijan—only 2 don’t end in a
Those ‘stans’ and their look-alikes—getcha every time!
Sorry @PhiNotPi and @bkcunningham—too late to the party and didn’t read!

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