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70 borrowed words

Alcohol is prohibited in some Arab countries, but did you know the word alcohol originally came from the Arabic 'al-kuhul'?

The word robot was first introduced by the Czech writer Karel Čapek in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), published in 1920. The play begins in a factory that makes artificial people called robots.

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