By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson
16th October 2022
I have done something similar on Europe and it is high time I completed this. Asia is a big continent, the largest in the world; hence this is quite a long post.
However, as it is attached to Europe and Africa I don’t quite understand why it is separated in the name, except perhaps its people do vary from the other two continents.
Apparently I’m in good company as Wikipedia says
Herodotus comments that he is puzzled as to why three women’s names were “given to a tract which is in reality one” (Europa, Asia, and Libya, referring to Africa)
China and India dominate it in terms of area and population. But don’t forget Russia which straddles Europe and Asia and is very large in terms of land mass.
As regards why it is called Asia there seems some debate. As a girl’s name it means “sunrise” I gather.
Phonetically it is ‘a shah’, and a shah is in essence a monarch such as the once shah of Iran.
Asia could be broken down into ‘As I a’. ‘As I a what’ you might say. But it sounds rather like ‘as ‘igher’, i.e. ‘as higher’.
As Asia contains the Himalayas which has the highest mountain in the land masses of the world, this substantiates the meaning of Asia.
Anyway, I may well look more broadly at the continents in due course, but here is my sideways look at the individual countries of Asia. There may be some truth in what I say, see what you think. Comments welcome of course.
- Afghanistan – ‘Afghan is tan.’ One of seven ‘stans’, one of eight ending in ‘tan’ where the people have tans, i.e. have a brown colour to their skin.
It lies in a mainly mountainous region with valleys and its capital is Kabul. This is a ‘head bull’ of course, K as in king.
It is currently run by the Taliban. There are a lot of things you cannot do under the Taliban. But then it is an Islamic state and anyway it’s in the name, Tali-ban, no you can’t do that, it is banned.
A ‘tal’ is valley in German, so maybe it is things banned in the valley. Mind you the Germans like their rules to excess and lots of things are banned and regulated.
Afghanistan is said to be the heart of Asia. It has been fought over for a long time which is very sad. Perhaps this is why Asia suffers various problems.
But then an anagram of Afghanistan is ‘Hi fang Satan’. This explains an awful lot.
- Armenia – the country is also considered part of Europe. Please see E is for…..Europe
- Azerbaijan – the country is also considered part of Europe. Please see E is for…..Europe
- Bahrain – The people sneer at rain, ‘Bah! Rain!’ Not sure why, as rain very useful. Perhaps they are saying rain is barred or forbidden instead as it is very dry in the country.
It is an island country, an archipelago. I have not met Archie Galop who might live here as this is an anagram of archipelago.
Another anagram is “ape oligarch”. Considering there is oil in the country this is quite interesting. Although all archipelagos would have the same anagram.
- Bangladesh – ‘Bang la desh’. If you are a school pupil, then try banging the desk.
There are a lot of school pupils in Bangladesh. It must be very noisy if the all bang their desks. No doubt it would be so loud it would cause an avalanche in the Himalayas to the north.
And this might cause problems for those ‘aving a lunch at the time.
Its capital is Dhaka. Why they want a car as a capital I don’t know.
Looks like it’s not just cars, but coaches too. So it’s not just desk banging, but traffic horns honking I imagine.
- Bhutan – this is where Asia gets its bhuttons to do up its shirt-ans of course. One of 8 ‘tan’ countries in Asia. The landscape might be rather tan or brown but only in part, so somewhat confusing.
Bhutan should not be confused with butane according to Wikipedia.
Apparently butane can cause “Sudden sniffer’s death” syndrome. Perhaps this was the cause of the deaths in Bhutan referred to here.
Apparently some so-called experts blamed ‘Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)’. They always blame Sid when it is really their fault. SIDS is an unexplained death.
Duh, it’s the vaccines stupid.
- Brunei – Where the brown eyed come from. In the Wikipedia entry it says
According to legend, upon landing he exclaimed, Baru nah (loosely translated as “that’s it!” or “there”), from which the name “Brunei” was derived.
Well, as most of its inhabitants are brown eyed this explanation seems rather farfetched to me. Mind you, most of the population of Asia has brown eyes. This gives some interesting information. Whether it’s all correct is another matter.
- Burma – This is the ‘beurre ma’ or ‘butter mother’. Although you might think butter would melt in the heat there, perhaps it is normally in the form of ghee, clarified butter.
And if you are from the States, I guess you might ‘gee, shucks, well what do you know!’ You learn something every day, don’t you?
Also referred to as Republic of the Union of Myanmar or RUM for short. If you fancy a short drink or wearing shorts that’s up to you.
Myanmar sounds rather like ‘My own mother’. However, Wikipedia says ‘Both names derive from the earlier Burmese Mranma or Mramma’. Now, it seems obvious to me that this is ‘Mr am ma’ or ‘Mr and Ma’.
That is Mr and Mrs or maybe Mr is a mother. Sounds transgender to me and rather confusing. I’ll stick with Mr and Mrs as this makes good sense.
But then we do talk about fatherland or motherland. All very interesting.
- Cambodia – the Cam body, or body of the Cam. Or possibly the ‘Cam body here’. Perhaps Cambridge has some influence.
It has suffered dreadfully over the years, including from interference by the USA. It is currently struggling in many ways from its turmoil.
It is also known as Kampuchea. An anagram of this is ‘a muck heap’. This explains a lot.
But it has great potential and has come on in more recent years.
Angkor Wat is a main tourist destination. ‘a grot wank’ is an anagram. I wonder how many people knew that.
- China – this is the place of the foot lady, hence Chi-na. Chi meaning ‘foot’ and ‘na’ being lady (ladies say ‘Na’ or ‘No’ quite a lot you see).
Chinese ladies tend to be small or petite. They therefore have small feet.
Of course it might alternatively be ‘Chin a’ as in chin on the face. There are a lot of Chins in china.
Chi also means energy or force. A foot can be forceful when applied to someone’s backside. Especially when you are a mother and your son will not get out of bed.
Or if you are a wife and your husband will not get out of bed.
China’s capital in Beijing, formerly Peking. I assume the capital is beige in colour. Having had look at some photos this might be partly the case. But then a lot of cities can be beige and boring in parts.
Of course pollution is bad and this makes everything look beige, if not dull and lifeless.
It also makes people very ill, or even kills them.
The same thing happened in Wuhan in 2020. Which is why Wuhan ‘Flu came along. Only it wasn’t a lab escape or bat, just pollution causing SARS or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
Why it has to be me to point out the blindingly obvious I don’t know?
Or maybe I do, and I’m not telling.
The country is also known as the People’s Republic of China. It is run by elites in the communist party who know best what is good for the people.
The people can disagree with this, but may have to spend time in a secure place afterwards to reflect upon their words and realise their mistake. When they do they can be let out.
But China is an amazing country with many varied landscapes. And its peoples do some things wonderfully well, like tea, silk, china (of course) and medicine.
Indeed, they have understood much more than western medicine with all its poisonous Nazi drugs.
But I am not sure about its engineering.
See what I mean?
- Cyprus – the country is also considered part of Europe. Please see E is for…..Europe
- Georgia – the country is also considered part of Europe. Please see E is for…..Europe
- India – This lies underneath the Himalayas on an atlas or map. It looks rather diamond like in shape with a bit attached to the east.
I gather Bharat is also used as a name. Sounds like a ‘bar rat’. I dare say there are quite a lot of bar rats in India. Some may say they run the country. But not everyone will like them saying that, especially those who run the country.
Hindustan is also used but strictly applies to the northern parts and Pakistan which is separate. Who Hindu Stan was is not known. But I assume he is a cousin of Paki Stan and Afghani Stan.
It’s capital in New Delhi. This replaced the old one which is called Old Delhi of course. The Old Delhi was selling lots of good things to eat in its emporiums and markets, and these were known as delhis or delis.
We have them in the UK as well. We call them in full delicatessens, or delicate eatings, as in ‘essen’ from the German.
In French essence means petrol or gasoline. You wouldn’t want to eat that. But then they do use crude oil products in all sorts of foodstuffs.
They say you are what you eat. Perhaps this explains spontaneous combustion. And why funeral pyres on the banks of the Ganges, a major river of India, can be exciting.
- Indonesia – This consists of a lot, and I mean a lot, of islands. It is ‘In don is here’.
Jakarta is its capital. Sounds like they may use a lot of carts to take things round.
But it looks as though they use cars and lorries nowadays.
I like bicycles. You can carry a lot on a bicycle with a bit of imagination and common sense, or perhaps uncommon sense.
However, sometimes people are basket cases.
- Iran – ‘I ran’. I ran what precisely? This is not clear. As it used to be known as ‘Purr sher’, perhaps it was cats.
Try declining ‘I ran’. Very difficult as they may issue a fat wa, (as opposed to a fin, or thin, wa). Also known as Islamic Republic of Iran.
Or ‘Is lamic re public of Iran’. Not sure how much the public are allowed to be involved in running the country, as the ‘Higher Toller’, or the ‘One who rings the bells loudest’, seems to run the show.
It is quite a country with varied, but much mountainous, landscape. It has been the source of many peoples who have come out of the area and occupied the Mesopotamian area.
Its language is Persian also known as Farsi. It is considered to be a beautiful language according to Wikipedia. There have been many prophets from the area but then it is in the word Farsi. Sounds like ‘far see’.
As I said, Persia sounds like ‘purr sher’. It seems cats are considered typically feminine in character.
I like cats and perhaps their purring is beautiful. It is certainly comforting.
The country has been ruled by shahs over many years. This may explain why they have a strategic relationship with Rushah which is currently lead by Putin.
- Iraq – ‘I Raq’. Seems meaningless to me. However, it could be ‘I Ra q’, that is I Ra’s q or tail (a ‘q’ sounds like queue meaning tail in French).
It might be ‘I wrack’ as in wrack and ruin. The country has been fought over for millennia, civilizations have come and gone. The region has been known as Mesopotamia or Me so pot am I a.
In other words, I am so potty and the whole world has gone mad as a consequence.
The UK used to control the area because of the oil. The USA has sought to do this for the same reason and invaded Iraq, wrecking the country again.
Madeleine Albright was U.N. ambassador in 1996 for the USA. She said this apparently.
The show’s correspondent Lesley Stahl asked Albright about the effect that U.N. sanctions were having on Iraqi society, saying, “We have heard that a half-million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?”
Albright responded with chilling equanimity: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price — we think the price is worth it.”
I gather she was Jewish but raised a catholic. And in Czechoslovakia during WW2. Perhaps this explains things.
- Israel – ‘Is ra el’, or ‘Is ra el’, i.e. ‘Is Ra’s or God’s angel’. Many people consider the nation special. Many people consider the nation especially annoying. Indeed, the Arab nations have tended to want to destroy Israel
But it seems not all Arabs in Israel may feel that way.
There are lots of people who equate Israel with the Jews, forgetting that Israel had 12 tribes, only one of which was Judah from which the name Jew derives.
There are lots of people who say that attacking the Jews is anti-Semitic, forgetting that the Semites descend from Shem and are one third approximately of the world’s population. So please, use the word anti-Jewish if you must.
There are lots of people who also forget that there are Jews who say they are Jews but are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan. Many of these are running the USA at the moment and in charge of much of the world’s media, banking and financial institutions etc. etc.
This is why the world is in a teensy, weensy bit of a problem at the moment.
There are many people who blame the Jews for everything forgetting that there are two types of Jews; those who obey God’s laws from the heart and those who don’t.
Discerning this is rather important if you care about the truth.
- Japan – this is Ja pan as in ‘God pan’ from Ja or Ya as in Yahweh. A pan is used for cooking so perhaps a wok, although woks originated in China.
It is called ‘Nippon’ phonetically by the Japanese. This is because you can nip on a bus or train very easily.
It is a beautiful country judging by the online pictures, and consists not just of the main island but thousands of other islands although most are very small.
It has had a rather militaristic history, being run by Sam You Are I. Sadly, because of being isolated from the world for so long and its militaristic society, Japan had a disagreement with the world for a while.
Things seem to have settled down now although the two atomic bombs dropped left a painful legacy.
Despite this, Japan has nuclear reactors. There was an earthquake and Tsunami which damaged the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Whilst the Japanese are very polite, it is rumoured they were not very happy about this and were saying Fuk-u-shima about nuclear power.
Mount Fuji is the second highest mountain in Japan and much photographed. There is some dispute over the meaning of Fuji. Personally, I think it was named after the photographic company as it is much photographed.
- Jordan – not to be confused with Katie Price in the UK who has a large chest. What she keeps in her chest I wouldn’t know. Precious jewels I suppose.
However, the King of Jordan probably has lots of chests to keep his wealth in. Although he only has one wife.
The River Jordan flows though Jordan which is why Jordan is called Jordan apparently. Who’d have thought it, eh? I am not aware that Katie Price is called Jordan because of the river.
Wikipedia says it is most plausible that it derives from the Hebrew word Yarad (Hebrew: ירד), meaning “the descender”, reflecting the river’s declivity.
Well, as Katie Price has declivititties, this suggests she might have chosen the name for this reason. After all she has some Jewish blood according to Wikipedia.
The capital of Jordan is apparently A man. We don’t know who this man is unfortunately.
It is not John the Baptist who baptised (immersed) Jesus in the Jordan. This was the river, not Katie Price of course.
This link for more information on Jordan. The country not the river.
- Kazakhstan – the country is also considered part of Europe. Please see E is for…..Europe, but note Satan in the name.
- Kuwait– ‘Queue wait’. You have to stand in line and wait your turn of course. But then that’s Australia’s fault, not Kuwait. The Australian government is rather thick.
It has a lot of crude oil. Whether it has a rude coil I wouldn’t know. I dare say there were a lot of rude words when Iraq invaded in 1990 under Saddam Hussein .
Which had been supported by the USA. And which I gather also sent arms to Iran during the Iran-Iraq war.
Always good to have both side beat the crap out of each other whilst making money from arms sales.
And it did distract them from attacking Israel, as Israel is not much liked by many in the surrounding nations.
So a win-win all round. Except for the inhabitants of Kuwait.
I gather they are currently struggling economically and the Covid 19 nonsense has not helped. I suppose somebody will come and help them but in the meantime they will just have to stand in the queue and wait.
- Kyrgyzstan – Literally, Kyrgyz means “We are forty”. So here are 40 Stan’s maybe.
Apparently, there is one exclave, the tiny village of Barak lying in Uzbekistan close by to the country. It is rumoured that an US president came from here, but I can’t remember who.
Traditionally the people lived in yurts, a type of tent. Yoghurts tend to be eaten as you might expect. Whether yogs hurt is debatable. Too much of a good thing can upset your stomach.
Ala kachuu is the traditional form of marriage in Kyrgyzstan where the bride to be, willing or not, is abducted. The full term is ‘kys ala kachuu’.
The phrase means “to take a young woman and run away”.
However, there is a more obvious understanding in the English phonetics. ‘Kiss I’ll a catch you’. So you catch your intended, kiss her and all being well she will come with you.
I don’t hold with forcing a girl to be abducted unwillingly, but then some women like to play hard to get and that can be attractive to men. Of course the man may regret his decision once they are married for a while, but marry in haste repent at leisure so they say.
- Laos – According to Wikipedia its name in the Lao language means ‘Lao country’. Which sounds like ‘low country’ although in fact is mainly mountainous and not ‘low’.
The Me-kong River flows through it and is a trans-boundary river. I suppose this is like the transgender movement and like most rivers it is free to call itself what it likes.
They have festivals including ‘Bun Pha Wet’ and ‘Bun Nam’. In English we would calls bun fights. No doubt a good time is had by all.
- Lebanon – This is ‘the ban on’ but ban on what it is not clear. If they had banned artificial fertilizer then the city might not have suffered the dreadful explosion when ammonium nitrate in storage at a quayside warehouse in Beirut, the capital, blew up.
I gather that modern Lebanon was founded in the early eighteenth century by Maronites who look to the pope, and Druze who look rather confused as far as I can tell.
Not to be confused with Macronites who look to Emmanuel Macron as their saviour or the Jews who look to the God of Moses among others.
Unless they are Jews who say they are Jews but are not and look to Satan. Many of these are running the USA at the moment as I mentioned.
Lebanon is famed for its Cedars of Lebanon. There are not many left after being cut down over the centuries. They are now protected and reforestation is taking place, so that’s good.
But they do have a serious garbage or rubbish issue. So does the rest of world though. It is called lies, damn lies and Covid 19 is going to kill us all garbage.
But it is waking people up to the various matters in the world which need to be taken in hand, so again that’s good.
- Malaysia – this is said to be the home of the lazier, the bad lazier as mal is bad in French. Some say this is unfair, some say it’s reasonable, at least up to a point
This is an outsider’s view.
This used to be Malaya however, as it was the layers of ma or my in French. This is relatively low lying by comparison to the Hi-Malayas which are high, a great deal higher of course.
Perhaps it would be better to go back to the earlier name.
Malaysia might be ‘Ma lays here’, as in ‘mother lays here’. Most mothers work very hard.
And sometimes they need a lay down and rest. Make sure they get it, won’t you.
The capital city is a Lumpy Koala. Why it should be lumpy or whether there are or were Koala bears is unclear.
However, I gather the city has the Titiwangsa Mountains. So easy to go from the city to the Titi. Tities are lumps I suppose. Thus lumpy now makes sense.
As to Koala bears it seems there are none. But there is the sun bear which has some similar traits.
Perhaps this is the forebear of the Koala bear.
- Maldives – these are islands, but the name suggests bad diving.
However, it looks as though this is not the case.
As the islands are very low lying they have been considered under threat from sea level rises. The authorities have been saying for some time they fear the islands will be swamped soon. Wikipedia says this was said in 1988 and ‘within 30 years’.
I gather this has not yet occurred.
The Wikipedia article on the country indicates that
In 2020, a three-year study at the University of Plymouth found that as tides move sediment to create higher elevation, the islands, and also Tuvalu and Kiribati, may rise instead of sink.
That’s a bit of bummer then. Wikipedia says
Environmental issues other than sea level rise include bad waste disposal and beach theft. Although the Maldives are kept relatively pristine and little litter can be found on the islands, no good waste disposal sites exist. Most trash from Malé and other resorts is simply dumped at the Thilafushi landfill.
As I keep trying to point out, this is the real issue, pollution. Lets’ get a grip and deal with it and not be so silly as to push the ‘carbon dioxide will kill us all’ agenda.
Toxic poisons might though.
- Mongolia – ‘Mon goalie here’. Useful if you are playing football to have a goalie. Its capital is Ulaanbaatar which sounds better. I gather it is now simply referred to ‘khot’ meaning ‘city’.
But it is not hot, but the coldest capital in the world. It can be known as UB. It should be noted that K is short for Kelvin among other things. Kelvin in this case relates to temperature.
So it is reasonable to say “UB or k-hot UB, that is the question”.
To which the answer is “It B jolly cold it B”.
I see that ovoo are sacred shrines, essentially piles of rocks or poles of wood stacked neatly.
Ovoos are often found at the top of mountains and in high places, like mountain passes.
When travelling, it is the custom to stop and circle an ovoo three times, moving clockwise, in order to have a safer journey. Usually, rocks are picked up from the ground and added to the pile. Also, one may leave offerings in the form of sweets, money, milk, or vodka.
The same thing happens in the UK of course. On top of mountains one will also find heaps of stones sometimes neatly arranged as a shrine where walkers can shelter out of the worst of the driving rain and wind.
If they have a mind to, they will add stones to the heap. They often leave offerings in the form of sweets, fruit and fizzy drinks.
However, by the time others arrive the gods have usually consumed the contents and left the chocolate wrappers, orange peel and empty cans behind.
As you can gather, gods are not very tidy and have not caught up with the trend to recycle.
- Nepal – this indicates that you will find no friends or ‘pals’ here.
However, there are those that think it means ‘nipple’. This would make sense from all the peaks of the Hi-malayas referred to earlier.
According to Gopalarājvamshāvali, the genealogy of ancient Gopala dynasty compiled c. 1380s, Nepal is named after Nepa the cowherd, the founder of the Nepali scion of the Abhiras. In this account, the cow that issued milk to the spot, at which Nepa discovered the Jyotirlinga of Pashupatināth upon investigation, was also named Ne.
Well, milk comes from cows’ teats or nipples, so this all makes sense.
Kathmandu is the capital although I knew it as Katmandu. There are a lot of stray dogs in the city, so this doesn’t not make sense, otherwise it would be Dogmandu.
However, cats are increasing in Nepal so perhaps someone has seen the light and seeks to remedy the problem.
Mount Everest lies on the border of Nepal with China. One would not wish to rest here for ever I don’t suppose, but is a suitable name for the highest point of the Him-a-layers where the Most High God lies down for a rest.
And Mount Everest is the most high mountain in the world.
- North Korea – The northern part of a once united country. Not a good place to be it would seem, and no place to start a career, despite the name.
Sounds like Chorea, a type of involuntary movement or dance.
It says ‘Not to be confused with Korea’. Mind you, I wonder how many of the North Koreans want to march up and down to the sound of military music.
Life seems rather basic for many in the country. Still, much of what the west values is worthless. Here’s an interesting link.
I am aware that persecution of Christians goes on in the country via the organisation Open Doors.
It is not the only country of course, persecution goes on of all sorts of people and Christians even suffer persecution the UK and the USA.
North Korea is formally the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, but is not so much a democracy but a totalitarian dictatorship.
The current beloved leader according to Kim Jong-un is Kim Jong-un. His father, the previous beloved leader, was his father, Kim Jong-il.
His father is dead of course, and hadn’t been very well. But then it was in his name, Kim Jong-ill (sic). Or Kim Jong was sick, therefore he was il, Kim Jong-il.
- Oman – Where the O’Men come from, originally from Ireland. Whether there are any O’ Women is uncertain as they can’t be seen. If they are hiding under burkas you can’t tell anyway.
Officially it is the Sultanate of Oman. What the Sultan ate we don’t know, but probably fish and dates judging by Wikipedia article.
Its capital is Muscat. This may be a type of feline animal or a wine.
If the latter then it may be a complaint about the dates. These complaints are made when a man has a date with a woman in a burka and finds out too late she is not a woman after all.
Covid 19 seems like a good excuse for some people to wear burkas. Apparently the picture below is of a traditional mask for a woman in Oman. I should think Darth Vader would be proud of it.
I gather Oman is one of two regions in the Middle East that have a variant of bullfighting. However, I say we all have to fight a load of bull nowadays with all the bull from governments etc. on Covid 19.
This is probably more dangerous than fighting a real live bull, but I don’t fancy testing this theory.
- Pakistan – Also known as ‘Islamic Republic of Pakistan’. Its capital city is Islamabad. Quite why they should think Islam is good when the capital city clearly says it is bad is beyond me. Look, Islam-a-bad, it’s in the name.
Very sadly, an anagram of Pakistan is ‘kip Satan’. This suggests Satan sleeps there as to ‘have a kip’ is slang in the UK for ‘have a sleep’.
This may explain the problems with Pakistan over the years and why Islam-a-bad, or at least exploited by bad people. But then all good things get spoiled by Satan who is very, very bad, to put it mildly.
Its main river is the Indus. Hence you will find a lot of Indus-try in the region. There is a wide diversity of trees in the country, although how many are by the Indus I don’t know.
But not a lot as far as I can tell from some photographs.
Pakistan seems to have suffered dreadfully from political assassinations.
Corruption has been an issue too. But then as I said Satan sleeps there in the country. Although he seems to be awake not asleep as he is a murderer and liar and has been from the beginning.
However, you will find Satan and his cronies all over the world, not just Pakistan. He likes walking the earth and causing mayhem wherever he can.
- Philippines – ‘Philip pines’. Does he? What for or who for? A corruption free government probably.
Its capital is Manila. What the Man is ila from we don’t know. But probably malnutrition.
Or vaccines of course. And this is not just the Covid 19 vaccines.
Public trust and the COVID‐19 vaccination campaign: lessons from the Philippines as it emerges from the Dengvaxia controversy
There is a heading ‘LEAVE VACCINATION TO THE MEDICAL EXPERTS’.
Yeah, right. Let the medical experts take the vaccines. Let us check they are taking the right poisons, not saline placebos. Then we can wait. I am happy to wait decades to see if they work.
There is misinformation about the vaccines. Here is a misinformation site.
It is authored by Yvonne Su and Sivakamy Thayaalan. They are young, so perhaps it is merely their youth that makes them so dumb.
Dr. Yvonne Su is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Equity Studies at York University. She is an expert on post-disaster recovery, forced migration and poverty and inequality.
Sivakamy Thayaalan is a research assistant at York University. She holds a Master’s in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario.
Or perhaps it is their qualifications which have nothing to do with what we call science or chemistry. Probably both.
- Qatar – this is a peninsular. Qatar is like quarter, hence the name. Like the Empty Quarter further south.
However scholars dispute this meaning. Some say it was Gitar like guitar where old gits play guitars. In the Gutar by the side of the road which is another possible meaning.
Article 88 of Qatar’s criminal code declares that the penalty for adultery is 100 lashes
These lashes are false eye lashes which the adulterers have to wear. Makes them look rather silly of course, and hopefully they won’t do it again.
Masks are also used to make people look silly. Here is an example.
This is Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani with the alleged U.S. President Joe Biden in January 2022.
Joe Biden doesn’t need a mask to look silly though.
Please not the Emir has a white mask and Joe a black mask. Obviously Black Masks Matter. Joe is wearing a mask of the beast so we get the point.
I have said before that George Soros is really George Black. Joe and George must be related.
- Russia – the country is also considered part of Europe. Please see E is for…..Europe
- Saudi Arabia – ‘The Arab Kingdom of the house of Saud.’ ‘Sau’ sounds like sow as in female pig, but as the people are typically Muslim they don’t eat pigs so that makes no sense.
The name referred to above ‘Al-Mamlakah al-ʿArabīyah’ is apparently the transliteration from the Arabic المملكة العربية السعودية
Arabic is of course a biro that God uses, that is A Ra Bic. Whether or not one can write Arabic properly with a biro is debatable. I rather doubt it myself, as per the link below, but perhaps someone can let me know.
Here is a picture from the Wikipedia link showing U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, 21 May 2017.
It should be noted the men are touching a ball. I don’t know who it belongs to. However, men do like touching their balls and having photographs of the event.
Melania look mildly amused but whether she is also touching their ball I can’t tell.
- Singapore – ‘Singer poor’. Well, they may have been poor but not any longer. Its capital is, well, Singapore. It consists of one main island and a lot of smaller ones.
Stamford Raffles set up the established Singapore as an entrepôt trading post of the British Empire in 1819. It is believed he did this by selling raffle tickets.
It was a gamble of course, but it paid off. And now Singapore is very wealthy. It should be renamed Singarich.
- South Korea – the opposite of North Korea of course. Where you can make a career of course as it is a democracy with a president.
I heard that one of the presidents was called Kim Die Young. He was 85 years old when he died, so that seems an unsuitable name.
They say only the good die young so perhaps he was bad. But he was said to be the equivalent of Nelson Mandela so that makes no sense. Perhaps I heard wrong and he was young at heart.
The capital city is Seoul which is the life and seoul of the party. This could be Rhee’s party, Chun’s party, or People Power Party. What these parties are like I don’t know, but I hope they are fun.
South Korea is technically still at war with North Korea after the Korean War from 1950-1953 which saw so much loss of life and destruction.
The two countries ‘claim complete sovereignty over the entire peninsula and outlying islands’ according to Wikipedia. Well, that seems obvious, but I think what Wikipedia means as they both claim complete sovereignty independently of the other country.
As it is written ‘You crave what you do not have; you kill and covet, but are unable to obtain it. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask.’
They have however been seeking reconciliation over the years. Nevertheless, the situation has been tense due to North Korean Miss Isle tests. What this young lady has to do with anything I am not sure.
Indeed, what they are testing her on I really don’t know.
Possibly mathematics due to South Korean government’s pledge to “definitely join” the Proliferation Security Initiative.
You see the Proliferation Security Initiative has to do with preventing the shipment of Weapons of Maths Destruction. At least I think that’s what it means.
- Sri Lanka – It was once Ceylon from ‘say lon’ as opposed to ‘don’t say lon’.
It is an island, a sort of pear shape. Its capital city is Colombo. What Peter Falk had to say about this is not recorded. Possibly “Oh, there’s just one more thing…”.
In 2004 I gather an Asian Sue Nami killed 30,000 people in Sri Lanka. That’s pretty good going for one woman. In fact she killed over 200,000 people by drowning them I gather.
Of course there are other murderers about, including those who stick poisons into people via needles and syringes. These include vaccines. It is likely they have killed many more than 200, 000 but the authorities are not bothered about that as the deaths are not always obvious.
Anyway, poisoning can be slow, so that other things can be blamed instead.
There are various ethnic groups. These include:
The Sinhalese who are the majority of the nation’s population. I assume they may find sinning easy.
Then there are the Tamils, who are a large minority group. They may be ill a lot.
Then there are the Moors who may be murderers like Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Burghers who started a fast food chain, the Malays (see Malaysia), the Chinese (see China), and the indigenous Vedda.
The Vedda are believed to be so named as they were always talking about de vedda, and vedda it was going to rain or not.
Which would normally be regarding the monsoon, which arrives sooner or later. And why it is mon-soon of course, as they are always looking forward to rain which is needed for crops to grow and water to drink.
- Syria – where the syrious come from as they take matters syriously. This is no joke.
Indeed, John McEnroe is said to have exclaimed when he spoke to the umpire at Wimbledon ‘You cannot be Syrious! I am not sure where the umpire came from, but I am pretty sure it wasn’t Syria.
It is possible the syrious came via Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest star in the night sky.
Apparently, the area was included in the ancient land of Assyria. This was where serious asses came from.
I understand from Wikipedia it is the only country that ‘politically espouses the Arab nationalist ideology known as Ba’athism’. Its aims are to have baths of course. Aims bath is an anagram so perfectly logical.
Cleanliness is next to godliness they say. But no good cleaning the outside and not the inside. So said Jesus to the Pharisees.
“Now then,” said the Lord, “you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.”
By the way He said this in Israel which is next door to Syria.
The country is home to various ethnic and religious groups and has been in a multi-sided civil war since 2011. Huge numbers of people have been displaced.
This is a very serious matter and it is no joke.
Vanessa Beeley, an independent journalist explains some of what is going on.
- Tajikistan– there is a lot of discussion over the meaning of the name. According to its Wikipedia link It is covered by mountains of the Pamir range, and most of the country is over 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) above sea level.
As an anagram of its name is “I Janka tits” and mountains can be considered like the breasts of the earth this is a possibility.
An alternative is “Jainist kat”. Jainism comes from India not so far away so there may be a relationship.
However, tajine or tagine as in the Arabic cooking pot may be more appropriate. Wikipedia says
The term “Tajik” itself ultimately derives from the Middle Persian tāzīk, the Turkic rendition of the Arabic ethnonym Tayy, denoting a large tribe of Arabs who emigrated to Transoxiana in the 7th century.
They would no doubt have bought their cooking pots and as the region is typically hot and dry like an oven, the link is possible.
Of course it may simply be that ‘Tajik is tan’, i.e Tajik is tan or brown. The land is after all typically dry and desertified in many parts. And the people are of a tan colour.
I’m sorry to say that Satan must live here too as his name is part of the name Tajikistan.
- Thailand – ‘Tie land’. Bit like Poundland in the UK where things are supposed to cost no more than a pound. And where they wear ties, obviously.
“Tieland for the Ties.” Is a common cry in the adverts for the country. It refers to it here.
So come and buy a tie here if you wish. I am sure you get other things too like diarrhoea. But you can get that anywhere when your diet changes and you are not used to it.
Bangkok is its capital city, I am told this is where men run into each other accidently and shout ‘Bangkok’ in agony.
Phuket is another town. I am told this is where men run into each other accidently and exclaim something else. I have not been told what they shout for some reason.
- Timor-Leste – Tim or lest, lest what we don’t know. Indeed, who is Tim? However, in reality it is Timor of the east from the Portuguese.
I gather in a language of the island, which is the eastern half of the other bit (on the west of course), the name is ‘Lorosa’e’ meaning ‘Rising sun’. Makes sense as the sun rises in the east. And you would appreciate this most across the sea in the morning.
Lorosa’e is also an anagram of ‘lo arose ‘. But then split Lorosa’e into ‘Lo rosa’e’ and it is not much different.
Dili is its capital. Di relates to father as in daddy and Li as in angel. Daddy’s angel. Here are two of daddies angels from Wikipedia entry.
Dill the herb is delicate aromatic and adds a lovely flavour to fish dishes. Dili is a port so fish would be important. All makes good sense to me.
- Turkey – the country is also considered part of Europe. Please see E is for…..Europe
- Turkmenistan – simply a place where there are Turkmen or men who are Turks. These presumably would have come from Turkey.
Again they are tan in colour so ‘Turk men is tan’. All very simple.
It is a temperate desert zone with a dry continental climate, so rather brown or tan overall.
Its capital city is Ashgabat. It used to be Ashkhabad phonetically in English before 1991. This reminds me of Ashkenazi. Perhaps this people group came from here originally.
Ashgabat literally means “city of love” or “city of devotion”. Personally it just sounds bad to me. Whether it is bat or bad I am not sure. In Germany where there are a lot of Bad places and has had a lot of batty people over the years, perhaps there is a relationship.
And the Ashkenazi Jews do live in Germany of course, among other places, including about a half of the total estimated population in the world in the USA.
I gather that the Ashkenazi intermarry a lot. It is known that this can lead to peculiarities in people.
This may explain some of the problems with the USA today as Joe Biden’s cabinet has 25% who claim Jewish ancestry. Things aren’t going too well I gather.
- United Arab Emirates (UAE) – or al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabīyah al-Muttaḥidah as pronounced in the Arabic. Meaning possibly ‘Al, I’m a rat, Al, a buyer, Al mutter hider.’ Quite.
‘Mutter hider’ is presumably the hiding of mothers, among others, under the burqa. Though how you can tell if these are mothers is anybody’s guess. Could be the Carry On team from ‘Carry On up the Khyber.’
The United Arab Emirates is an elective monarchy formed from a federation of seven emirates, consisting of Abu Dhabi (the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain.
I gather you can get flogged or stoned in the UAE. They flog or sell a lot of things in Dubai. No doubt they may even flog a dead horse.
However, Khalid Mohammed Sharif Al Awadhi, the director of Dubai Municipality’s food control department assures us that he was 100 per cent certain there were no meat products contaminated with horse meat in the emirate.
You can get stoned for various offenses but not for drinking or using alcohol for which you can be flogged. So should you get stoned from drinking alcohol you cannot be stoned, if you see what I mean.
But you can presumably flog alcohol, but at the risk of being flogged. This may seem confusing.
I gather that Kissing in certain pubic places is illegal. I should think so too, whatever next! Mmm?…..Oh, I do beg your pardon, Kissing in certain public places is illegal.
Seems a bit harsh. I wonder what sort of kissing? I mean, what is a kiss anyway?
I note that an anagram of United Arab Emirates is ‘Satan buried meatier’. I wonder if they know?
- Uzbekistan – Us Becky’s tan. As to who Becky is scholars are unsure. It is possible that she was Rebekah, the wife of Isaac of Old Testament fame. She obviously had been out in the sun and got rather browned off with something.
Its capital is Tashkent. This is where the Kent’s have tashes or taches as in moustaches. But not Clark Kent as he is souper man and does not have a moustache. Look, if he did he would get soup in this moustache.
Any way the country contains part of the Aral Sea.
It has become desiccated and desecrated by over extraction of water as a result of soviet irritation projects so I heard. Pollution by the pesticides and fertilizers has destroyed its ecosystems. A complete disaster due to greedy people who didn’t care.
But is any of it our fault too I wonder? Does our greed ultimately lead to others exploiting God’ good resources?
I see there are some glimmers of hope for restoration of the sea. Perhaps Covid 19 has helped us wake up to such things. Mmm…of course, silly of me not to see this earlier.
Covid is an anagram of ‘C void’, that sounds like a sea void (of life).
I suggest we humble ourselves before God and examine our hearts so that matters are put right.
- Vietnam – sound like‘Ve ate nam’. Perhaps nam is a type of bread, like nan bread. It seems that Amman was its name until 1945 according to Wikipedia. And that is ‘am man’. So maybe men lived here. Well, that seems obvious, they must have done.
Could it be they ate men? That is cannibalism so I hope not.
But is odd that Jesus talks about himself as the bread of life and He could be eaten. But then he was talking about His words as these give life.
After all, our souls are made up of words and it matters what our souls ‘eat’.
But I don’t think ‘R’ souls eat, that doesn’t sound nice at all.
Interestingly, ‘nam’ means male in Vietnamese according to Google Translate. The reverse of ‘nam’ is ‘man’.
Annoy is its capital city. Why it should annoy I can’t imagine.
However, I see they use insects in their cuisine. And dogs although the later tradition is dying out. I think one would have to be barking mad to eat a dog.
Perhaps if you wolf it down you wouldn’t mind though. But I think I’ll pass on that.
- Yemen – Another place of men where ‘Ye men’ come from as in ‘Ye Olde England’ etc. Again, whether there are any Yewomen is uncertain as they can’t be seen. If they are hiding under burkas you can’t tell anyway.
In England we have Yeomen but no Yeowomen as far as I am aware. Except perhaps in the Yeo Valley in Somerset.
Yemen has had quite a history. In more recent times I see the following in Wikipedia.
After the invasion of Kuwait crisis in 1990, Yemen’s president opposed military intervention from non-Arab states. As a member of the United Nations Security Council for 1990 and 1991, Yemen abstained on a number of UNSC resolutions concerning Iraq and Kuwait and voted against the “…use of force resolution.” The vote outraged the U.S. Saudi Arabia expelled 800,000 Yemenis in 1990 and 1991 to punish Yemen for its opposition to the intervention.
A civil war has been on-going since 2014 between the government which I understand is predominately controlled by Sunni Muslims and the Houthis which are predominately Shia Muslims.
As a consequence the country is suffering terribly from famine and disease, including a cholera outbreak due to the breakdown in the water supply.
The US has intervened in the region but nothing has changed. Under Joe Biden’s administration the situation seems to have worsened.
Meanwhile the people suffer terribly. The people of Yemen, men, women and children. They are not the only ones in the world, but nevertheless this is grievous and vile.
I say what is an example of the evil and greed in the world? Yemen. It is true and I say Amen.
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
P.S. Regarding Joe Biden’s cabinet and the Jews (pretend Jews that is) see here.
George Soros (and the Great Conjunction)
2 thoughts on “Countries of Asia; an alternative view”
Quite a collection. LOts of thoughts but putting down a couple that I still remember…
The ‘tan’ of Afghanistan et al is different from the ‘tan’ of Bhutan. The ending is ‘stan’ which means place in many of the regional languages like Hindi. So, Afghanistan is the land of the Afghans.
You mentioned ‘Tal’ means lake, or valley, in German. ‘Tali’ in Hindi mean clap. So, perhaps, clapping is banned in Afghanistan.
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Thank you very much for the information. I checked. Clapping is banned, at least for sport!
‘Ordered all onlookers, while encouraging the sportsmen, to chant Allah-o-Akbar (God is great) and refrain from clapping.’
So there you go, you were right.
I can’t see that the Taliban have much left to enjoy after all the banned items. This reminds me of today’s cancel culture in Western society.